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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Making creamy mashed potatoes in your instant pot takes no time at all! All you need is a handful of simple ingredients for this delicious side dish.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

I have fallen in love with making mashed potatoes in my instant pot.

OK, that was seriously a corny thing to admit. But, it’s sorta true. These potatoes are really quite delicious and quick. They are also the perfect side dish and will go with just about anything protein your are serving.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Potatoes
  • Water
  • Salt + Pepper + Garlic Powder
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Butter
  • Whipping cream
mashed potatoes

Potatoes: I like to use a russet potato for mashed potatoes. They mash up nicely and I can usually get a big bag on sale. However, a Yukon gold or red potatoes are also good choices.

Do I have to peel my potatoes? No. If you prefer skins on your potatoes, don’t worry about peeling them. Mash them up with the skins on!

Plain Greek Yogurt: I always have plain Greek yogurt in my fridge, so, I usually go with it in place of sour cream. Go with your preferred favorite.

Whipping Cream: If you want to cut back on fat, go with regular milk. For a switch, you can also use buttermilk.

mashed potatoes top view

How to Make + A Few Notes:

  • First, peel ( if desired) and slice potatoes. Add them into the instant pot and cover them with water. This should be about 4-5 cups. Don’t drown your potatoes! Simply add in enough water to cover the chopped potatoes.
  • Cover and cook on high pressure. Then, do a quick release.
  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the instant pot.
  • Add in salt, pepper, garlic powder, butter, cream and plain Greek yogurt. Mash them to desired consistency. You can also whip them with your hand mixer or immersion blender.
  • Don’t wait to mash your potatoes. Do them while they are still warm and soft.
  • Want to jazz up your potatoes? Once they are mashed, stir in your favorite shredded cheese, chopped cooked bacon, or steamed broccoli

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Yield: Serves: 6

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes- Table for Seven

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes-- Making creamy mashed potatoes in your instant pot takes no time at all! All you need is a handful of simple ingredients for this delicious side dish

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes


  • 3 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt/pepper, to taste preference
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Add peeled/sliced potatoes in pot. Cover with water ( this should be about 4 cups)
  2. Cover instant pot and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Do a quick release and remove lid.
  3. Drain potatoes.
  4. Place drained potatoes back into pot. Add in butter, yogurt, cream, salt, pepper and garlic.
  5. Mash potatoes until desired consistency is reached.


  • adapted from the salty marshmallow

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

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