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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the easiest and fastest mashed potatoes you will ever make. These mashed potatoes turn out light, fluffy, and naturally flavorful (in just over 20 minutes).
As much as we love our traditional mashed potatoes recipe, sometimes we just don’t have the stove space (or the time). Cooking them in an instant pot, or electric pressure cooker keeps things easy and fast.
The Ultimate Comfort Food
I am excited to share these simple to make, instant pot mashed potatoes with you! I love them with just about everything from meatloaf to island style pork to marinated steak.
If you’re not familiar with the Instant Pot, it’s an easy to use electric pressure cooker. Learn more about the Instant Pot here (and see why it’s one of my favorite appliances).
Instant Pot Mashed Potato Add-Ins
These delicious potatoes don’t have a lot of added ingredients, allowing the deliciousness of potatoes to shine! I f you are like to add extras to your mashed potatoes, do not let me stop you. You could add the following to these Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes:
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (like slow cooker potatoes) will stay warm for a while and can be served by themselves (with a little butter and saltpepper and salt). You could make a gravy for them or stir in your favorite mix-ins.
Did you know the type of potato you use makes a huge difference in how your mashed potatoes come out? It is true. Before instead of super smooth and creamy,
Recommended Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes
Have you ever had really glue-y mashed potatoes? The wrong potatoes (such as red potatoes), can cause poor results. You need a potato with a higher starch level.
The best kind of potatoes for light, fluffy, and flavorful mashed potatoes are russet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes.
How you cook your potatoes matter too. Slow cooker mashed potatoes are pretty amazing as well, though instant Pot is my new favorite way.
How to Make Mashed Potatoes in the Instant Pot
It literally takes longer to peel the potatoes and cut into chunks than to cook make Instant Pot mashed potatoes. Amazing right? So if you are at all like me, and forget to get things started before you head out for the day, utilize the pressure cooker and enjoy!
- Peel and chop potatoes.
- Add to the Instant Pot with 1 water.
- Seal and cook.
Once cooked you can simply mash them right in the IP, no strainers etc required. If they’re done early, add the lid and they’ll keep warm for quite a while!