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Just when you thought the Instant Pot couldn’t get any better, bring on mashed potatoes. Creamy, garlic buttery mashed potatoes made quick and easy. The perfect side dish to so many yummy dishes.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I thought I’d share my recipe for Instant Pot mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes are a staple in so many homes across the nation with classic garlic mashed potatoes being my favorite.

You can serve these mashed potatoes alongside lemon caper salmon (hyperlink), shoyu chicken (hyperlink), or salsa chicken (hyperlink). It really is so versatile and can be served with so many different dishes.

With this basic recipe you can set the base for so many variations.

  • Add more/less milk to change the consistency
  • Use buttermilk for more tang
  • Add more/less garlic as you please
  • Try different herbs to enhance the flavor
  • Swap out the sour cream for cream cheese or yougurt
  • Make it loaded with bacon and cheddar cheese
  • The possibilities are endless

Oh the good old Instant Pot. If you don’t have an Instant Pot you sure ought to get yourself one. And your in luck because Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner. Making it a perfect time to get one. Amazon more than likely will have some type of sale price on those days. I have an Instant Pot Duo 6 quart, but there are so many different options now days. Take a look at their site for more options.

Here are some other great Instant Pot recipes to try

instant pot mashed potatoes

What potatoes work best for mashed potatoes?

Russet potatoes are affordable and easy to find and are a great variety to use to make mashed potatoes. You can opt to leave the skin on while making the mashed potatoes if you like texture or peel them.

What do I use to mash to potatoes?

I like to use a potato masher like this one (https://amzn.to/2qOQHKF), but you can also use a hand mixer. I would not recommend using a food processor or blender as this will cause the potatoes to become very sticky.

bowl of mashed potatoes

How can I make mashed potatoes healthier?

You can swap out the sour cream for yogurt, use low fat milk, reduce the amount of butter, etc.

How to store Instant  Pot mashed potatoes?

These potatoes are best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for 2-3 months. If you are interested in foods refrigerator life, the FDA has great chart here to refer to.

Can I freeze Instant Pot mashed potatoes?

Yes. It will keep in an airtight container or zip top bag for 2-3 months.

top view mashed potatoes

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • potatoes
  • butter
  • Garlic
  • sour cream
  • milk
  • salt
instant pot mashed potatoes ingredients

How to make Instant Pot mashed potatoes?

Place potatoes in Instant Pot. Pour in water until potatoes are complete submerged, about 4 cups. Add a pinch of salt. Close lid and set to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 12 minutes. Quick release.

Drain water and return potatoes to Instant Pot. Mash potatoes to desired consistency.

In a small saucepan melt butter and saute garlic until fragrant, about 7-10 minutes.

Add butter, sour cream, and milk to potatoes and stir to combine. Add more milk to thin it out to desired consistency. Salt to taste. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Creamy, garlic buttery mashed potatoes made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. The perfect side dish to so many yummy dishes.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes in Instant Pot. Pour in water until potatoes are complete submerged, about 4 cups. Add a pinch of salt. Close lid and set to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 12 minutes. Quick release.
  2. Drain water and return potatoes to Instant Pot. Mash potatoes to desired consistency.
  3. In a small saucepan melt butter and saute garlic until fragrant, about 7-10 minutes.
  4. Add butter, sour cream, and milk to potatoes and stir to combine. Add more milk to thin it out to desired consistency. Salt to taste. Enjoy!

Notes

*Russet or Yukon gold potatoes work well to make mashed potatoes

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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By on November 26th, 2019

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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