Mashed potatoes are one of the classic side dishes. One of the things that make mashed potatoes so popular is that they pair well with so many meals. Making mashed potatoes is super easy when you use an Instant Pot. This recipe for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes will make the creamiest, fluffiest mashed potatoes you've ever tried in just 15 minutes. So whether you're preparing mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other day of the week, here is your new go-to recipe.
Why this recipe is awesome
You've been making mashed potatoes the old fashioned way for years, so why change? Well, the biggest reason for me is that you can have mashed potatoes in just 15 minutes when you make them in the Instant Pot. Plus, they taste just as good if not better that typically prepared mashed potatoes.
- Russet potatoes
- Chicken Stock
How to cook mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot
Making pressure cooker mashed potatoes is super simple. Start by peeling some russet potatoes. You can also use Yukon potatoes for this recipe. Place the peeled potatoes in the instant pot and pour in the chicken stock.
Pressure cook the potatoes for 15 minutes and do a quick release. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
Add butter and milk to the potatoes and continue mashing.
Stir in salt and pepper.
I love how these potatoes cook up in one pot making clean up easy. You can keep the mashed potatoes warm in the Instant Pot for up to 2 hours on the Keep Warm setting. I hope you enjoy this tasty side dish!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- 2 lb Russet Potatoes Peeled
- 1 Cup Chicken Stock
- ¼ Cup Milk
- ½ Stick Butter
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Pepper
- Place potatoes in instant pot.
- Pour in Chicken Stock.
- Pressure Cook for 15 minutes and Quick Release.
- Open the pot. Add butter and milk then mash with the potato masher.
- Stir in salt and pepper.
- Serve & enjoy.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
If this is the case, you can add more milk, a little at a time, until they achieve your desired consistency.
If you want a more rustic feel to your mashed potatoes, feel free to leave the skin on the potatoes.
Yukon gold also make awesome mashed potatoes because of their density. They also turn out very creamy when mashed.