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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.
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 air fryer red potatoes, 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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What to serve with instant pot garlic mashed potatoes?
We reccomend serving these instant pot garlic mashed potatoes with our 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.
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.
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.
Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 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
- Pour potatoes, broth, and salt inside Instant Pot.
- Close lid and set pressure release to sealing.
- Press manual or pressure cook button and set to 8 minutes.
- Quick release pressure.
- Remove lid and drain broth.
- Mash potatoes with a potato masher.
- Pour in milk and mix.
- Mix in butter until melted.
- Fold in minced garlic.
- Serve warm and refrigerate leftovers.