Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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!

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.

Main dish ideas

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:

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Roast Beef

Instant Pot Short Ribs

Instant Pot Chicken Leg Quarters

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!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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:

Instant Pot mashed cauliflower

Instant Pot mashed carrots

Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes

How to make

Gather the ingredients.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Peel the potatoes.

Cut into small cubes.

Put the chopped potatoes into the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Add chicken broth. Or use vegetable broth instead.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Now add all the spices.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

You can make buttery and creamy mashed potatoes by following this simple and easy recipe.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Potatoes, Potatoes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 lb red potatoes cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon 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 🙂


Calories: 126kcal Carbohydrates: 28g Protein: 4g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 383mg Potassium: 801mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 29IU Vitamin C: 16mg Calcium: 31mg Iron: 1mg


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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

  1. Do you cook the potatoes in the broth, or do you set them in a steamer bowl on a trivet? I’ve ready so many differing opinions. Thank you.

  2. Can I first boil my potatoes in the instapot with the skin on. Then remove the skin and mash the potatoes?

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