The Best Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe.
These homemade Instant pot mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, and they are so easy to make in the Instant Pot. They’re done in no time, and once you mash them, they’re creamy and have the best flavor, these potatoes are really delicious.
Why I Love Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Once you’ve made mashed potatoes in the Instant pot, you’ll never want to make them any other way. Put this one in your favorites list, it’s a great recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime you want to cook up some mash to compliment your dish!
I’m sure you will love this easy mashed potatoes recipe! I sure do!
Ingredients for Homemade Mashed Potatoes in the Instant Pot
Here are the items you will need to make mashed potatoes. We used organic Idaho Potatoes but you can use another type of potato if you please.
- Organic Idaho Potatoes: Are starchy and fluffy, making them perfect for a creamy, smooth mash.
- Heavy Cream: Adds a rich, velvety texture to the mashed potatoes, giving them that indulgent quality we all love.
- Butter: Enhances the flavor of the potatoes and contributes to the creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
- Salt: Enhances the natural flavor of the potatoes, making the dish more savory and balanced.
- Pepper: Adds a little kick to the mashed potatoes, providing a subtle contrast to their creaminess.
- Water to Cover Potatoes: Is essential for pressure cooking the potatoes in the Instant Pot, ensuring they’re tender and easy to mash.
- Chives to Top or Garnish the Potatoes: Add a slight oniony flavor and a pop of color, making the dish visually appealing and adding an extra layer of flavor.
Tools Needed to Make the Best Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot: Makes the process quicker and easier by pressure cooking the potatoes to perfection.
- Potato Masher: A must-have tool for achieving that classic, fluffy mashed potato texture.
- Vegetable Peeler: Helps you remove the potato skins cleanly and easily before cooking.
- Spoons: Useful for stirring the ingredients together and serving the finished dish.
- Knife – To Cut Potatoes: A sharp knife ensures even pieces of potato, which cook at the same rate for consistent texture.
- Kitchen Scissors – To Cut Chives: Make it easy to finely snip the chives for the perfect garnish.
How to Make Mashed Potatoes in the Instant Pot?
Peel the Potatoes, and cut them in small cubed or bite size pieces.
Place the potatoes in the Instant Pot, and cover them with water.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks.
Make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’. Press the ‘STEAM’ button, and set the time for 7 minutes.
When the potatoes are done, the Instant Pot will beep and go to the ‘OFF’ setting.
With a pot holder, turn the pressure valve to ‘VENTING’, and release the pressure – quick release.
When all the pressure has been released, the float valve will drop down, and you can remove the lid to the Instant Pot.
Drain off any excess water.
Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the Potatoes, and stir, and mash with a Potato masher.
Add the cream and butter, and stir well, mashing any lumps that are left. Top with Chives. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
ALSO: If you prefer more butter, cream, salt, or pepper with your Potatoes, add a little more until the desired amount is reached.
Add additional amounts a little at a time for best results. Now your mashed potato recipe is complete! Enjoy!
How Many Servings of Mashed Potato Does This Make?
The above easy mashed potatoes recipe makes approximately 8 – 10 servings
NOTE: If you’re not familiar with the quick release method for the Instant Pot, or where the pressure valve or Float valve is located, read the booklet’s that came with the Instant Pot for location of the valves, and quick releasing the pressure for your Instant Pot.
More Instant Pot Recipes
- Instant Pot Ribs On Garlic Mash
- Instant Pot Orange Chicken
- Instant Pot Rice Rissotto
- Easy Instant Pot Chili Recipe
- How To Make Homemade Chicken Broth In The Instant Pot
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the Best Potatoes for Mashing?
If you are looking for the best potatoes to mash, then russets would be your best bet. If you don’t have russets on hand, you can use Yukon Gold. When you use a waxy potato, the mashed potatoes don’t come out that good. You don’t want your potatoes to turn out to be paste.
How Do You Reheat Potatoes?
When you need to reheat potatoes, you will want to use the oven if possible. Your potatoes need to be in an oven safe dish, and you can cook them on 375 for around 40 minutes. You can also reheat in the the microwave or the slow cooker!
What Is the Best Potato Masher?
There are a lot of mashers out there for potatoes, but one of my favorite potato mashers is the ZYLISS Potato Masher. It’s easy to hold and made of stainless steel.
- 3 pounds of Organic Idaho Potatoes
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 4 Tablespoons of butter
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- Enough water to cover potatoes
- Chives to top or garnish the Potatoes
- Peel the Potatoes, and cut them in small cubed or bite size pieces. Place the potatoes in the Instant Pot, and cover them with water.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. Make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’. Press the ‘STEAM’ button, and set the time for 7 minutes.
- When the potatoes are done, the Instant Pot will beep and go to the ‘OFF’ setting. With a pot holder, turn the pressure valve to ‘VENTING’, and release the pressure – quick release.
- When all the pressure has been released, the float valve will drop down, and you can remove the lid to the Instant Pot. Drain off any excess water.
- Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the Potatoes, and stir, and mash with a Potato masher.
- Add the cream and butter, and stir well, mashing any lumps that are left. Top with Chives. Serve immediately
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g