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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are rich, creamy, and delicious, not to mention it takes way less time than the old fashioned way on the stove. If you are looking for an easy way to make mashed potatoes this is it. Once you make these you won’t ever go back to cooking them on the stove again. 

instant pot mashed potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes is our go-to side dish because everyone always loves them! So often they make an appearance on holidays and special occasions and that is about it. Why? Well, because they are so much work! Until now! Meet Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. They are creamy, buttery, fluffy, and downright delicious and the best news, they are ready in 20 minutes and with only one dish to clean! If you haven’t made these yet, now is the time to start! 

We love pairing it with crockpot apple barbeque pork loin or our easy sloppy joe recipe. You can also serve these with chicken and a vegetable. The sky is the limit! 

How to Make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

  • Place potatoes in the bottom of your pot.
  • Add in the chicken broth.
  • Close and lock the lid.  PC on HIGH for 10 minutes. 
  • Once cooking is done, do a QUICK RELEASE/
  • Drain the potatoes.
  • Add the butter, salt, garlic powder, & milk.
  • Mash until creamy. I like to use my handheld mixer for the job.
  • Serve immediately & ENJOY!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you want really creamy potatoes use heavy whipping cream or half in half instead of milk. 
  • If you don’t have chicken broth, you can use water instead, it just won’t be as flavorful as the broth. 
  • You can easily double this recipe in a 6 quart Instant Pot. 
  • This recipe calls for russet potatoes, but you can use any type of potato. I have used Yukon and red and love how they turn out! You will need to adjust the cooking time a bit for each potato variation. 
  • You can easily turn these into a loaded mashed potato by adding bits of bacon, cheese, and sour cream after the potatoes have cooked. 

Storage

If you have leftover potatoes you will want to store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

To reheat you can do this in the microwave

OR

My favorite way is to put them back in the Instant Pot on sautee add a little bit more milk to make them creamy and cook until they are heated all the way through. 

instant pot mashed potatoes

Can you keep mashed potatoes warm in the Instant Pot?

Mashed potatoes will stay warm in the Instant Pot for 1 to 2 hours. Just keep your Instant Pot on “keep warm” and mix before serving. If they seem a bit dry add a Tablespoon of milk and mix that in. 

Why are my potatoes gummy?

Gummy potatoes are caused by overmixing and mashing. To prevent this mix only until the lumps are removed and the added ingredients are incorporated. 

instant pot mashed potatoes

Looking for more side dishes? Try these! 

Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Garlin Bread

Instant Pot Candied Acorn Squash

instant pot mashed potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are rich, creamy, and delicious, not to mention it takes way less time than the old fashioned way on the stove. If you are looking for an easy way to make mashed potatoes this is it. Once you make these you won’t ever go back to cooking them on the stove again.

Ingredients

  • 5-6 Russet Potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • ½ Stick Butter
  • ½ TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Garlic Powder
  • ½ Cup Milk

Instructions

    1. Place potatoes in the bottom of your pot.
    2. Add in the chicken broth.
    3. Close and lock the lid.  PC on HIGH for 10 minutes. 
    4. Once cooking is done, do a QUICK RELEASE/
    5. Drain the potatoes.
    6. Add the butter, salt, garlic powder, & milk.
    7. Mash until creamy. I like to use my handheld mixer for the job.
    8. Serve immediately & ENJOY!

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Kevin

Friday 8th of January 2021

You say to adjust the cooking time for other types of potatoes. What do you suggest?