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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Make creamy Mashed Potatoes under 30-minutes using the Instant Pot pressure cooker. Pure comfort food in minutes.

mashed potatoes in a bowl vertical

These Mashed Potatoes are quick, easy, and full of flavor! I’m using the Instant Pot pressure cooker to quick steam the potatoes. These potatoes have the comfort food trifecta—creamy, buttery, and garlicky. They are quick enough to prepare for weeknight meals and delicious enough to serve at holiday feasts.

Ingredients and equipment

russet potatoes and other ingredients

Russet potatoes
Chicken bouillon cubes
Whole milk
Water
Kosher salt
Cream cheese
Butter
Garlic powder
Black pepper
Instant Pot pressure cooker
Potato masher

The best potatoes for mashed potatoes

russet potatoes

I’m using russet potatoes but you can use any variety of potato. The time to cook is based on the weight of the potatoes. So if you prefer red skin or gold potatoes, you can defiantly swap them out.

How to season potatoes

mashed potatoes

Beyond the basic butter, salt, and pepper, chicken, or vegetable bouillon adds good flavor to mashed potatoes. I add 2 chicken bouillon cubes to the steaming broth that eventually gets incorporated into the mash. Other seasoning suggestions include ranch seasoningroasted garlic, and sage compound butter.

How to make mashed potatoes in the instant pot

russets in an instant pot with milk

To steam the potatoes you will need one cup of liquid. Plain water works but adding milk and chicken bouillon adds extra flavor. I’m using 2 bouillon cubes instead of stock to concentrate the flavor without having to add more liquid.

mashed potatoes in an instant pot

Start by adding the peeled potatoes to the pressure cooker. Pour the milk, water, and bouillon cubes. Secure the lid and close the vent of the Instant Pot. Set the pressure to HIGH for 13 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally. This should take around 12 minutes. Remove the lid but don’t drain off any of the liquid.

To mash the potatoes, add the remaking milk, cream cheese, butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Use the potato masher and smash and whip the potatoes. Place the prepared potatoes in a bowl to serve.

What to serve with mashed potatoes

mashed potatoes in a bowl close up

Serve these delicious potatoes with delicious Top Round RoastHerb-Roasted Chicken, or Southern Fried Pork Chops.

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Make creamy Mashed Potatoes under 30-minutes using the Instant Pot pressure cooker. Pure comfort food in minutes.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:13 mins
Natural release for the Instant Pot:12 mins
Total Time:40 mins

Equipment

  • Instant Pot pressure cooker (affil link)

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 lb russet potatoes
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 c milk divided
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp cream cheese
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper

Instructions

  • To steam the potatoes you will need one cup of liquid. Plain water works but adding milk and chicken bouillon adds extra flavor. I’m using 2 bouillon cubes instead of stock to concentrate the flavor without having to add more liquid.
  • Start by adding the peeled potatoes to the pressure cooker. Pour the milk, water, and bouillon cubes. Secure the lid and close the vent of the Instant Pot. Set the pressure to HIGH for 13 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally. This should take around 12 minutes. Remove the lid but don’t drain off any of the liquid.
  • To mash the potatoes, add the remaking milk, cream cheese, butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Use the potato masher and smash and whip the potatoes. Place the prepared potatoes in a bowl to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 1235mg | Potassium: 897mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Iron: 2mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, holiday, potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Ty

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