Learn how to make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes without any draining or boiling. Your family can enjoy real mashed potatoes in minutes.

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes

I’m so excited about this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe. It might just be the next best thing – right after sliced bread.

Ok, I might be a bit dramatic, but this is a game changer for my family! I am about to show you how to make real mashed potatoes all in one pot.

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Yes, just one pot to wash.  No draining, no boiling.

I told you – these instant pot mashed potatoes are a game changer in the kitchen. 🙂

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are ready in under 15 minutes.

It is true. In less time it takes you to boil potatoes, you can have the potatoes peeled, cooked, mashed, and on the table with this super simple instant pot mashed potatoes recipe.

Now you will need an electric pressure cooker for this recipe. I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it.

You can find the Instant pot on sale here. I seriously do love it.

However, there are other great electric pressure cookers that will work great for this recipe too. You can find them all on sale here. 

You can also try these Instant Pot Accessories to make pressure cooking a breeze.  There are so many handy accessories like a steamer basket and more!

If you have been putting off trying an instant pot, I highly recommend going ahead and biting the bullet. I love using the pressure cooker when I don’t have much time.

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

It is perfect for frozen food or meals that normally take a while. You can toss everything in and have dinner ready in no time at all.

Those days when you forget to take something out of the freezer or wait until the last minute for dinner, the instant pot is your saving grace.

I am not exaggerating when I say it truly has changed meal time around here. We love ours and it makes soup recipes even easier.

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

How long does it take to cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker?

It actually doesn’t take very long to cook potatoes in the pressure cooker. Now, for mashed potatoes in instant pot, I only set the timer for only 6 minutes so they are soft enough to mash.

Now if you want your potatoes a bit firmer for a chunkier mashed potatoes I would set the timer for only 4 minutes. Either way you are going to have amazing potatoes.

What do you need to make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes? 

  • 2 to 3 lbs of potatoes
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

How do you make mashed potatoes in a pressure cooker?

First peel and cut your potatoes into chunks.  Then place the peeled and cut potatoes in the pressure cooker or Instant pot.   Add 1 cup of water.

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

Next place the lid on top and make sure your nob is set to sealing.  Then click the manual button and turn it to 6 minutes.

Next Walk away and wait until it beeps.  Do the quick release on the top to relieve the pressure.  Then add the butter, milk, salt and pepper.

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

Mix well with an electric hand mixer (there is one on sale right now) right in the instant pot or mash the potatoes with a hand potato masher until the potatoes are super smooth.  Serve and enjoy!

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

It is so simple to make Instant pot mashed potatoes recipe!

We love to use russet potatoes but you can try other types in your electric pressure cookers.   I have used Yukon Gold Potatoes as well and it was delicious!

If you don’t have a pressure cooker yet, try using your slow cooker if you don’t need the potatoes right away.

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

Pressure cooking is just so quick and a great time saver during busy weeknights.  You can have this yummy mashed potato recipe in under 20 minutes.

Add milk and butter, salt and pepper to taste and you are set. It really is that easy.

Sometimes we like to add sour cream and cream cheese to change up the flavor. Just mix in ½ cup of either of these and it makes the potatoes so rich and creamy.  Also, you can add roasted garlic for delicious creamy garlic mashed potatoes that the entire family will love!

Also, if you are following an unsaturated fats diet, you can use olive oil instead of butter in this recipe.  This recipe is easy to modify to make it perfect for your family.

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

We love these no fuss Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes.

I’m thinking these instant pot mashed potatoes would be great for Thanksgiving too when your stove and oven are both covered in different dishes. That way you can free up space on your stove top and your mashed potatoes would be ready in no time.

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

Pressure cooker potatoes are perfect for family dinner, large gatherings and more!

Plus, I love that I can put the lid back on and the mashed potatoes stay nice and warm in the instant pot. That is a win win!

Everyone can enjoy delicious mashed potatoes in under 20 minutes. This easy recipe is absolutely delicious.

You can drizzle with a little olive oil if you prefer. This recipe is so simple and you can’t go wrong!

Who is going to make these easy pressure cooker potatoes?

Once you make them in the instant pot, you will want to make them like this all the time. They are just so quick and easy to make.

These instant pot mashed potatoes are easy. You'll love this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe made with russet or yukon gold. No drain is needed!

Print this Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes recipe below:

Pressure cooker Mashed Potatoes

4.84 from 6 votes
Looking for electric pressure cooker recipes? This instant pot mashed potatoes recipe is the best. Pressure cooker mashed potatoes is the only way to go.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 11 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 156
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 lbs potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Peel and Cut your potatoes into chunks.
  • Place in the pressure cooker or Instant pot. Add 1 cup of water.
  • Place the lid on top and make sure your nob is set to sealing.
  • Then click the manual button and turn it to 6 minutes.
  • Walk away and wait until it beeps.
  • Do the quick release to relieve the pressure.
  • Add the butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well with an electric hand mixer right in the instant pot or mash with a hand masher.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you want your potatoes a bit firmer for a chunkier mashed potatoes, I would set the timer for only 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 156kcal, Carbohydrates 30g, Protein 7g, Fat 1g, Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 42mg, Potassium 990mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 65IU, Vitamin C 25.8mg, Calcium 114mg, Iron 7.3mg

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  1. Carrie, I have the instant pot also. Do you think that I could double the recipe? Would the time change?

  2. Patsy, yes you could and I think you could easily double it, as long as it is under the line. I would probably add a minute or two to the sealing time.

  3. Yes, if you like peels in your mashed potatoes, you are fine to leave the peels on. Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve been looking for and IP Mashed Potato Recipe where you don’t have to DRAIN the water after cooking potatoes. This worked out great. I have added it to my FAVORITES. Thanks.

  5. 5 stars
    Simple and delicious. I also added a little sour cream & Heavy Whipping Cream in place of the milk. They were amazing.

  6. I haven’t tried it but it should work as long as you are not above the fill line in the instant pot. Thanks.

  7. 5 stars
    These are easy and delicious. It is so handy to leave the water in the pot. I usually use cream but I don’t need much with the water.

  8. 5 stars
    This really is the easiest way to make mashed potatoes. I will never do them on the stovetop again.

  9. 4 stars
    Would lean more towards the 3lbs of potatoes, as I stuck to 2.5 and they are watery as heck. But tasty!