No holiday meal is complete without a side of buttery fries!
The Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes is a quick and easy way to make smooth and fluffy mashed potatoes in less than 30 minutes.
The ultimate Comfort Food
This Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe is a faster way to prepare classic mashed potatoes. They are fluffy and creamy, making them the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Easter or Sunday dinner.
- These are made in instant pot, which frees up time and space on the stove — especially for those bigger meals like Thanksgiving.
- Cooking potato in one Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker is easy and unique one pot and no draining. Puree them right in the Instant Pot!
Ingredients for Instant Pot Potatoes
Potatoes: Round or baking potatoes have a high starch content and are thus mashed fluffy and light. Yukon Gold also works and will make a butterier mashed potato.
Chicken broth: A little chicken broth helps to cook the potatoes and adds flavor.
Dairy: Generous amounts of real butter transform mashed potatoes to a whole new level of deliciousness. Milk can be substituted with half and half (or light cream) if preferred.
Mashed potatoes welcome additions. Try chives, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, garlic salt, or homemade ranch dressing.
How to make instant mashed potatoes
- Clean and chop the potatoes. Add to Instant Pot with 1 inch of water or stock.
- Seal and pressure cook on high (according to the recipe below).
- Do not drain. add the milk and butter and mash.
Tips for Perfect Instant Pot Potatoes
- This recipe has been tested in a 6qt Instant Pot. Cooking time on other models may vary.
- Make sure you only add 1 inch of liquid to the bottom.
- If you want, you can add a few cloves of garlic to the potatoes before cooking them.
- Potatoes can be mashed by hand or with a potato masher or electric hand mixer. Do not overmix them, as they may become sticky.
- Add fresh herbs such as parsley or thyme, if desired, and a pinch of black pepper.
Serve with leftover mashed potatoes
If they are ready ahead of time, keep the Instant Pot warm and serve them right out of the Instant Pot (one less bowl to wash)!
We always hope for leftovers! Use them as a topping on Shepherd’s Pie. Turn them into a double baked potato casserole or use the leftovers in potato salad.
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Instant Mashed Potatoes
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the easiest, fluffiest mashed potatoes you’ll ever make.
Fill the Instant Pot with 1 inch of water to the bottom, no more than 1 ½ cups of water.
Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1 ½ inch pieces.
Place the potatoes in the Instant Pot. Sprinkle with salt, place the lid over the Instant Pot and turn to close the lid.
Set the valve to “seal”. Press the MANUAL button, HIGH pressure. Press the +/- button to set it to 12 minutes. It will take a while for the Instant Pot to pressurize, so it will start counting down.
When it counts down to zero, it should beep. At this time, carefully turn the valve to the “vent” position. Immediately turn the steam release handle back to the “seal” position at the first sign of splatter. Quick release should ALWAYS be closely monitored.
Once the pressure cooker has vented, open it and add the milk and butter. (Potatoes do not need to be drained.)
Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes right in the pot, season with salt and pepper to taste.
If using russet potatoes, be sure to peel them first. Peeling is optional with Yukon Gold potatoes.
If you like, add a few cloves of garlic to the potatoes before cooking and mash them all together.
The potatoes do not need to be drained.
Calories: 225 | Carbohydrates: 42G | Protein: 5G | Fat: 5G | Saturated fat: 3G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fat: 1G | Unsaturated fats: 1G | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 965mg | Fiber: 3G | Sugar: 2G | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary depending on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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