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Mashed Root Vegetables + Bacon Caramelized Onions


1 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and diced - Small potatoes in halves, medium potatoes in quarters

1 lb Rutabaga, peeled and diced - 1/4 the size of the Yukon Gold Potato cubes

1 cup Broth, any sort or water

6 Slices of Bacon, cut into small pieces

3 Medium Yellow Onions, diced

4 Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoons+ Half-and-Half

Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Add the potatoes, rutabaga and broth to the Instapot.

  • Pressure cook on High for 20 minutes.

  • Let pressure release naturally and hold on warm until ready to mash and serve.

  • Cook bacon in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat until all the fat is rendered and the bacon bits crisp.

  • Remove bacon bits to a bowl and set aside.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add onions to the rendered bacon fat.

  • Sauté onions until translucent then caramelized. 20-30 minutes.

  • Open Instapot and drain off excess broth.

  • Mash or whip root vegetables with with butter and enough half-and-have to obtain the consistency you prefer.

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste then stir in caramelized onions and bacon bits.

6-8 Servings


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