Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes brings the grandaddy of all comfort food to you, super, duper quick! They only cook for 6 minutes if you use an Instant Pot so, total time is 20 minutes max. Plus, these are the most fluffy mashed potatoes eeeevvvveer!
Wondering how many Instant Pot recipes a girl can have? Just a few more!
Once you use an Instant Pot, you will be looking for more recipes - I'm sure of it! At least, I am.
One thing that is so great about using an Instant Pot is that you can easily and quickly make recipes for a crowd. Think about it, serving 16 people, Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes in 20 mins!
In my 5 gallon pot, cooking that many potatoes normally takes me at least an hour. It just takes so long for that much water to boil - but not using an Instant Pot!
I love time saving recipes!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Step by Step
Peal and cut potatoes into quarters IF desired. Photo 2
Add water and peeled potatoes to the instant pot. Photo 3
Cook on "Manual" (high) for 6 minutes. Let steam slowly release before opening lid. Not shown
Place potatoes in a bowl or mix right in Instant Pot. Photo 4
Add butter, salt, pepper, parsley and milk. Photo 5
Blend with a mixer until smooth. Photo 6
Tips for Making Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Peeling the potatoes is optional - we enjoy "dirty" mashed potatoes or no peel mashed potatoes - those with the skins still on. I love them basically because I don't have to peel them = lazy but healthy!
- Save time (and dirty dishes) by mix potatoes with butter and other ingredients right in the Instant Pot liner.
- Any type potatoes can be used. Instant pot mashed red potatoes are delicious too!
Try adding any one or more of the following to spice up your Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. Depending on your taste and the amount of potatoes you are using, start with 1/2 cup and adjust to taste.
- cream cheese
- sour cream
- cup cheese (cheddar, parmesan, asiago or your favorite cheese)
- Herb butter
- Ranch dressing
- Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- 2-3 lb potatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup butter (1/2 stick)
- Peel (if desired) and cut potatoes into quarters.
- Add water and peeled potatoes to the Instant Pot.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot and close the pressure valve.
- Set on "Manual", high for 6 minutes.
- Let steam slowly release before opening lid.
- Add butter, salt, pepper, parsley and milk.
- Blend with a mixer until smooth.
- Peeling potatoes is optional - our family enjoys "dirty" (with skins) mashed potatoes.
- Time saver: Potatoes can be whipped right in the Instant Pot liner
What is your favorite topping for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes? Leave a comment - I would love to know!