Simple Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Whip up a big batch of creamy mashed potatoes with our no-fail recipe for instant pot mashed potatoes! Pressure cooker mashed potatoes really are the easiest way to make mashed potatoes – without having to babysit boiling potatoes on the stove!

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Mashed potatoes in the instant pot

Today, I’m sharing the simplest and tastiest way to make mashed potatoes. In your instant pot. 

A square bowl of mashed potatoes in front of a floral instant pot.

You might be wondering why you should go through the trouble of learning how to make them in the pressure cooker, when they are easy enough to make on the stove. 

I will tell you. No. More. Babysitting. I don’t know about you, but I have had boiling potatoes boil over on my stove more times than I can count.  

And with four kids, I often get distracted and want to be able to set it and forget it. 

A spoonful of mashed potatoes held above a bowl of mashed potatoes.

That’s where this recipe for instant pot mashed potatoes come in. Get those creamy, delicious, and filling mashed potatoes ready for dinner.

Without much hands-on work. Let your pressure cooker do the work. 

How to keep mashed potatoes warm?

I love mashed potatoes, but cold mashed potatoes just aren’t good. The easiest way to keep your potatoes warm until you are ready to serve them is to leave them inside your instant pot or other brand multi-cooker and set it to “keep warm”. 

Alternately, you can keep your mashed potatoes warm in a slow cooker set to warm, in an oven safe dish inside your oven, set to the lowest warm setting.

A square dish filled with mashed potatoes sitting in front of an instant pot.

How to make mashed potatoes non-dairy?

This recipe calls for whole milk and butter. However, you can absolutely use your favorite milk and butter substitutes in this recipe. Make sure you use products you love because the flavor will come out in the potatoes.

The only thing I don’t recommend is a flavored milk alternative because it will change the taste of your potatoes. Enjoy!

What to serve with instant pot mashed potatoes?

Mashed potatoes go well with so many dishes. Here are a few recipes for you to try!

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Whip up a big batch of creamy mashed potatoes with our no-fail recipe for instant pot mashed potatoes! Pressure cooker mashed potatoes really are the easiest way to make mashed potatoes - without having to babysit boiling potatoes on the stove!

Course Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot mashed potato recipe, instant pot mashed potatoes, pressure cooker mashed potato recipe, pressure cooker mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 230 kcal
Author Aileen Clark

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes washed and peeled
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup whole milk warmed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine potatoes and chicken stock inside instant pot.
    Chicken broth being poured over potatoes in instant pot.
  2. Close the lid and set the pressure release valve to sealing.
  3. Press the manual or pressure cook button and set to 15 minutes on high pressure.
  4. Use the pressure release valve to quick release the pressure (keep your hand out of the way of the steam hole).
  5. Once all pressure has been released, remove the lid.
  6. Use a pototo masher to mash up the potatoes (they should be very soft by now).
    Mashed potatoes mashed up with potato masher on top.
  7. Mix in the warmed milk and butter. Stir until butter is melted.
    Milk being poured into mashed potatoes.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and stir again.
  9. Serve with additional butter, if desired.
    Teal instant pot filled with mashed potatoes and wooden spoon.

Recipe Notes

  • Any variety pototo may be used in this recipe. We prefer yukon gold or russet potatoes.
  • Non-dairy milk and butter may also be used in place of the whole milk and butter.
  • Prepared mashed potaotes can be kept in the multi-cooker on the "keep warm" setting unitl ready to serve. This is especially helpful during big family meals and parties.
  • Mashed potatoes stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 490mg21%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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