Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are so creamy. The best part is that you can make them without any draining or boiling. Your family can enjoy real mashed potatoes in minutes.
Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes
I’m so excited about this pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe. As you can see I really love this great recipe. The mashed potatoes come out so creamy and it has been a game change for my family.
The number one request from my family for a side dish is mashed potatoes. But before making them in the instant pot, I wasn’t a fan of making them because it was such a process.
But I can make these Instant Pot Mashed potatoes without boiling or draining. They will be on the table in less than 15 minutes.
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes:
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 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.
Instant Pot makes dinner a breeze!
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.
Best Potatoes for mashed potatoes:
We have used many different potatoes to make delicious mashed potatoes.
- Russet Potatoes – We typically use the russet potato. They seem to take a little longer to make but turn out perfectly.
- Red Potatoes – If I am using the red potatoes, I usually will leave the skin on. It doesn’t seem to bother my kids and I really like how they turn out.
- Yukon Potatoes – Since these are a bit smaller, they don’t take as long to make. Still one of the favorites when making mashed potatoes.
How long does it take to cook the potatoes?
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. Cook time could vary.
Either way you are going to have amazing potatoes.
Ingredients for Mashed Potatoes:
- Cold Water
- Salt and Black Pepper
How do you make mashed potatoes in an Instant pot
- 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.
- Next place the lid on top and make sure your valve is sealed
- 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 high pressure. Then add the butter, milk, salt and pepper.
- Mix well with an electric hand mixer right in the instant pot or mash the potatoes with a hand potato masher until the potatoes are super smooth. Seasoned with salt and pepper, serve and enjoy.
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.
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.
You can also leave the potato peel on if you want. I have a couple of kids that don’t like the peel in their potatoes, so I always try and peel them.
We love recipes that you can change the ingredients a bit or add to them to change the flavor.
- 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.
- You can use chicken broth instead of water.
The best comfort food!
My family loves potatoes. Rather we bake them, grill or mash them they could eat them as a side to everything. Sundays are my day to make a large meal before the week starts. It usually always involves mashed potatoes.
My kids love when I make Roast, Fried Chicken Tenders and Ham. Mashed potatoes are always served with these meals. They are great leftover and not expensive to make.
Using the instant pot just makes my life so much easier when making mashed potatoes. They can stay warm and everything is ready at the same time.
How do I keep them warm?
I love that I can put the lid back on and the mashed potatoes stay nice and warm in the instant pot. You can also select the keep warm option on your instant pot.
One thing I have learn is to stir them frequently to keep them from burning or sticking to the bottom.
How to fix runny mashed potatoes
Don’t you hate it when your potatoes end up too runny. Mashed potatoes are actually very easy to thicken. See How to Thicken Mashed Potatoes.
Perfect for Holiday Gatherings:
Using the Instant Pot for your mashed potatoes free’s up the crock pot and oven for other food items. Since I can make the mashed potatoes in the instant pot, it helps with getting dinner done quickly.
Everyone can have hot mashed potatoes and enjoy their dinner!
Can you freeze mashed potatoes?
Yes you can freeze mashed potatoes. Check out our Can you Freeze Mashed Potatoes post to learn how easy it is to freeze.
Using leftover mashed potatoes:
Did you know that you can use leftover mashed potatoes for another meal? It is easy to repurpose your leftover mashed potatoes. Here are some of my favorites:
Print this Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes recipe below:
Pressure cooker Mashed Potatoes
- 2 to 3 lbs potatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 1 cup milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- 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!
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