This Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes calls for less time, less exertion, and fewer dishes. No need for old fashioned Mashed Potatoes when you can get a great result using this easy recipe.
No need boil potatoes or to deal with water with this Pressure cooker recipe – just let the Instant Pot do all the hard work and enjoy a kid-friendly side dish.
No need to cook to potatoes before – this recipe will tell you how to make mashed potatoes from scratch 🙂
Do I have to peel the Potatoes?
Peeling the potatoes is optional for this recipe.
If you’re looking for silky smooth mashed potatoes, then yes, potatoes should be peeled prior to cooking.
I personally like to leave the skins on for a bit of added color, texture, and nutritional value.
The little bits of red skin in the mashed potatoes look visually appealing, plus potato skins are filled with nutrients like fiber and B vitamins! It’s a win-win!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe video
Can I Use Yellow Potatoes Instead?
Yes! Using small yellow potatoes like Yukon golds will make the mashed potatoes a nice buttery golden color.
For this recipe I’m using red potatoes, but feel free to use any type of potato for this recipe, as long as you cut them into pieces about 1 ½ inch in size.
What to serve it with?
You can serve this mashed potato side dish with any roasted protein main, like chicken, beef tenderloin or even pork.
Here are some great options:
I love this recipe for a Thanksgiving side dish. This Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe is perfect for your Thanksgiving table because it’s mostly hands-off, super quick and easy, and saves valuable space on the stovetop!
Can I make vegetarian mashed potatoes?
Yes, this recipe can easily be made vegetarian. Simply use vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth that the recipe calls for.
You could even make it vegan by swapping the butter for margarine or another dairy-free alternative!
Can I use other veggies?
Of course, if you want to diversify you can try:
How to make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Gather the ingredients.
Peel the potatoes.
Cut into small cubes.
Put the chopped potatoes into the Instant Pot.
Add chicken broth. Or use vegetable broth instead.
Now add all the spices.
Cover the lid and set the pot to High pressure for 10 minutes.
Wait for a natural release for 10 minutes (do nothing) and then do a quick release by moving the venting knob into the venting position.
Add butter into the Instant Pot.
Mash it well.
And here you go! Your delicious Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe is ready 🙂
Feel free to add salt and pepper to taste.
Easy Instant Pot Potato Recipes
- 3 lb red potatoes cut into cubes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- pinch black pepper
- ½ cup chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- Put the potatoes in the Instant Pot.
- Add chicken broth, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir it well.
- Cover with the lid and cook for 10 minutes at high pressure.
- When cooking time is complete, wait 10 more minutes for a natural pressure release.
- After 10 minutes, do a quick pressure release.
- Add butter to the Instant Pot and mash it well.
- Serve and enjoy 🙂