Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
These Instant Pot mashed potatoes are rich, buttery, smooth, and creamy.
Made with just 5 ingredients, they're such an easy, delicious side dish.
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe IngredientsHere’s what you’ll need to make this Instant Pot mashed potatoes recipe:
How to Make Mashed Potatoes in the Instant PotThis recipe is so easy to make! Here’s how it goes:
First, prep the potatoes. Scrub them, peel them, and cut them into large chunks. Aim to cut the potatoes to roughly the same size so that they cook evenly in the Instant Pot.
Pile the chopped potatoes into the Instant Pot…
…pour in water to cover, and stir in 2 teaspoons of salt.
Then, cook! Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and set the steam release handle or switch to the sealing position. Pressure cook on High Pressure for 12 minutes. Quick release the pressure and remove the lid.
Important: Make sure to reserve 3/4 cup of the cooking water before you drain the potatoes!
Drain the potatoes…
…return them to the pot, and mash! Add the garlic, olive oil, butter, and remaining salt and continue mashing to fully incorporate them with the potatoes.
Finally, add the cooking water. Fold in 1/4 cup at a time until the mash is smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Serving SuggestionsThese Instant Pot mashed potatoes would be a great side dish for any fall or winter meal, but I think they’re especially perfect for Thanksgiving. Cooking them in the Instant Pot clears up some space on the stove for your sautéed Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, or whatever other Thanksgiving side dishes you might be making. And if you can’t get to the potatoes right away, they can hang out on the Instant Pot’s Keep Warm setting until you can. How handy is that?!
When you’re ready to serve, top them off with fresh chives, black pepper, and a big pat of butter (or vegan butter). They’d also be fantastic with a ladle of my mushroom gravy.
If you have leftovers, store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. They reheat surprisingly well in the microwave. Enjoy!
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