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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

No boiling or draining water needed with this Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe. Create silky smooth potatoes in minutes without all the hassle! A new way to make mashed potatoes that will quickly become the only way you make mashed potatoes!
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: instant pot mashed potatoes, pressure cooker mashed potatoes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Heather


  • 4 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup milk , or heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel potatoes and place in bowl of cold water as you go.
  • Cube potatoes and place in Instant Pot.
  • Add water and salt.
  • Place lid on and set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once time is up, carefully do a quick pressure release. Remove lid after valve stem has dropped.
  • Mash potatoes with hand masher or electric beater. Add in butter and milk.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve and enjoy!



***Read the instruction manual for your pressure cooker! 


Sodium: 413mg | Calcium: 49mg | Vitamin C: 45mg | Vitamin A: 384IU | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 978mg | Cholesterol: 32mg | Calories: 286kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fat: 12g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 40g | Iron: 2mg
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