Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are creamy, fluffy and so easy to make! Making mashed potatoes in under 20 minutes is a game-changer!

Mashed potatoes and turkey are the quintessential Thanksgiving meal staples. 

Make life easier by making your mashed potatoes in the instant pot. 

Not only will you save time, but you can also set it and forget it while you prep your other side dishes on Thanksgiving Day. 

Of course, you’ll still need to bribe one of the kids to peel the potatoes – or you can partially peel them like I do to add fiber and texture to your mashed potatoes and have a rustic potato dish. 

It’s delicious with the peels left on – of course, scrubbed clean first!

Take advantage of a HOT sale on potatoes at Safeway – just $.25 for 5 lbs. of Russet Potatoes with a Just for U Digital Coupon through November 26th.  There is a limit of one bag of potatoes for this low price, but you can get multiple bags for $1.99 on sale.  

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While I used Yukon Gold potatoes in my recipe, you can easily substitute Russet potatoes with the same results.  I prefer Yukon Gold potatoes because I like to leave the skins on and have a more rustic mashed potato.  I also find that gold potatoes have a richer potato flavor.

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Ingredients for Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Adding garlic to the mashed potatoes while they cook, softens the garlic and adds incredible flavor!

  • 5 pounds of potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4-5 cups of water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

How to Make Mashed Potatoes in the Instant Pot

You may never go back to making mashed potatoes on the stovetop again.  While it takes a little time for the instant pot to come to pressure because of the water – it would take just as long for you to wait for the water to boil.

Then, just 8 minutes of cooking under pressure, and you’ve got perfectly cooked potatoes, ready to be mashed!

Place the peeled and sliced potatoes into the instant pot.

Add 2 cloves of garlic and 1 teaspoon of salt to the pot.

Cover the potatoes with water.

Place the lid on the instant pot and set the valve to seal.

Cook on manual pressure mode for 8 minutes.  It will take about 15 minutes for the pressure cooker to come to temperature with the water. 

Let the pressure release naturally for about 5 minutes after the timer goes off.

Then quick release the pressure from the pot.  Be sure to hold a towel over the valve when releasing the pressure so as not to burn yourself, and not to make a mess in the kitchen.

Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. 

Add sour cream, butter, salt, pepper, and milk to the potatoes and blend with a hand mixer until smooth.  Taste for salt/butter.

Serve with extra butter if desired. 

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What to Serve With Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for any protein – beef or pork roasts, meatloaf, Salisbury steak, roasted chicken, or salmon.

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Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are creamy, fluffy and so easy to make! Making mashed potatoes in under 20 minutes is a game-changer!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic mashed potatoes, instant pot mashed potatoes, pressure cooker potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories:
Author: Eva Fry

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 4-5 cups water
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Place the peeled and sliced potatoes into the instant pot.
  • Add 2 cloves of garlic and 1 teaspoon of salt to the pot.
  • Cover the potatoes with water.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot and set the valve to seal.
  • Cook on manual pressure mode for 8 minutes.  It will take about 15 minutes for the pressure cooker to come to temperature with the water.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for about 5 minutes after the timer goes off.
  • Then quick release the pressure from the pot.
  • Drain the potatoes and return to the pot.
  • Add sour cream, butter, salt, pepper, and milk to the potatoes and blend with a hand mixer until smooth.  Taste for salt/butter.
  • Serve with extra butter if desired.

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