Creamy Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Easy to make instant pot garlic mashed potatoes are wonderful for paring with meatloaf or roast chicken. This instant pot recipe is also perfect for your holiday feast.

A teal bowl filled with instant pot garlic mashed potatoes next to a potato masher.

We love making these instant pot garlic mashed potatoes because they are just so easy. The potatoes cook very quickly in the instant pot (faster than the stove) and use a handful of simple ingredients: potatoes, broth, garlic, salt, milk, and butter. Make sure you bookmark our recipes for instant pot baked potatoes and air fryer baked potatoes, too!

It really is a very simple recipe – and that’s what makes it so great! It’s perfect for pairing with chicken, beef, and fish. You can also double the recipe and serve it as a thanksgiving side dish. 

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A big bowl of pressure cooker mashed potatoes.

What to serve with instant pot garlic mashed potatoes?

We reccomend serving these instant pot garlic mashed potatoes with our sweet and spicy meatloaf recipe

Can you freeze instant pot garlic mashed potatoes?

Yes. Make sure they are fully cooled before freezing. We like to freeze our instont pot garlic mashed potatoes in zip-top freezer safe bags or in foodsaver bags.

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Do mashed potatoes need to be refrigerated?

Yes. Any uneaten portion of mashed potatoes should be refrigerated and then reheated when you are ready to eat them.

Can you prep potatoes ahead of time for mashed potatoes?

I don’t reccomend prepping potatoes ahead of time because they will start to brown. Instead, I reccomend preparing the mashed potatoes completely and keeping them warm either in a crockpot or in the keep warm function of your instant pot, until ready to serve. 

A collage photo of two bowls of pressure cooker garlic mashed potatoes.

This is also a great method if you are serving a dinner for many guests. The mashed potatoes can be served directly from the instant pot and will not be cold if guests come back for seconds. 

How do you keep mashed potatoes from being gluey?

To keep mashed potatoes from being gluey, we reccomend not overmixing them. This means you will need to mash them by hand instead of using an electric mixer, which could cause them to become gluey. 

What to do with leftover mashed potatoes?

You can use up leftover garlic mashed potatoes by whisking them into a soup to make a creamier texture or puttinng them on top of meatloaf muffins.

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A big bowl of pressure cooker mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Easy to make instant pot garlic mashed potatoes are wonderful for paring with meatloaf of roast chicken. This instant pot recipe is also perfect for your holiday feast, like Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

Ingredients

  • 2.5 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

    1. Pour potatoes, broth, and salt inside Instant Pot.
    2. Close lid and set pressure release to sealing.
    3. Press manual or pressure cook button and set to 8 minutes.
    4. Quick release pressure.
    5. Remove lid and drain broth.
    6. Mash potatoes with a potato masher.
    7. Pour in milk and mix.
    8. Mix in butter until melted.
    9. Fold in minced garlic.
    10. Serve warm and refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 359Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 20mgSodium 605mgCarbohydrates 65gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 7gSugar 3gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 10g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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We love mashed potatoes around here and this recipe for instant pot garlic mashed potatoes has been a welcome addition to our side dish rotation!

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