Baked Mashed Potato Cups

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These gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30 Baked Mashed Potato Cups are a delicious side dish for any meal. The fun-sized stature makes them super easy to bring along to a potluck dinner or get-together with friends! They’re also perfect for Easter dinner, especially if you’re looking for a potato recipe that’s a little out of the ordinary.

Baked Mashed Potato Cups | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Whole30

Baked Mashed Potato Cups | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Whole30

This idea came to us one day when we were brainstorming something fun to bring to an Easter dinner. We thought the bacon and green onions would add some delicious pizazz to the potatoes, but we weren’t sure how to get them creamy enough. Plus, we wanted the potatoes to stay creamy throughout the baking process. The answer then appeared to us: cream of coconut. It turned out to be the missing piece we needed to complete this delectable culinary puzzle.

Making Baked Mashed Potato Cups

These fun-to-eat, fun-to-share Baked Mashed Potato Cups can be prepared and ready to go in no time at all. And using an Instant Pot to boil the potatoes can make it even quicker! Tyler got this 7-in-1 Instant Pot for Christmas, and we love cooking with it. It really helps cut down on our cooking time, and who would complain about that?

Roasting the garlic will add some extra time, but we highly recommend doing that before mixing it in with the potatoes. The flavor is oh so delicious! Plus, you can have the garlic roasting and the instant pot at work at the same time.

Baked Mashed Potato Cups | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Whole30

Whether you want to use baking cups or not is up to you, but having a fun pattern or favorite color surrounding each tasty bite really adds some excitement to these Baked Mashed Potato Cups! If you want to go above and beyond, find some decorative toothpicks with themed banners to stick on top!

Pro Tip

If you aren’t doing Whole30, make sure to use cream of coconut, not just coconut milk — this is the secret to achieve a perfect level of creaminess in these baked treats! They’re probably near each other in the grocery aisle, so keep an eye out to make sure you grab the right one.

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Baked Mashed Potato Cups
These gluten-free, dairy-free Baked Mashed Potato Cups are a delicious side dish for any meal. The fun-sized stature makes them super easy to bring along to a potluck dinner or get-together with friends! They're also perfect for Easter dinner, especially if you're looking for a potato recipe that's a little out of the ordinary. Please note: All the ingredients below are easy to find gluten- and dairy-free, but not all brands are safe. So be sure to always check the ingredients.
Baked Mashed Potato Cups | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
potato cups
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
potato cups
Ingredients
Baked Mashed Potato Cups | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Whole30
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove all the paper from the garlic head, except for the innermost layer on each clove. Cut the top of the head off, so each garlic clove is exposed. Drizzle olive oil over the garlic and bake for 30 minutes. When it's done, it should be easy to squeeze out of the skin.
  3. While the garlic is roasting, peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes.
  4. Place potatoes in the Instant Pot on top of the rack. Pour in water.
  5. Cook on manual high pressure for 7 minutes. Use the quick release (takes about 5 minutes). If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can boil the potatoes on the stove until soft.
  6. Dice the green onions, using only the green part. We bought bacon pieces, but if you need to crumble your bacon, do that now.
  7. Remove potatoes from the Instant Pot (leave water in the pot) and place in a bowl. Mash with a fork or potato masher.
  8. Add cream of coconut, salt, pepper, bacon, garlic, and green onion. Stir until mixed.
  9. Place paper cups in muffin tin and fill with potatoes.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.

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