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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the easiest mashed potatoes you could ever make from scratch. Once the potatoes have cooked, they are so soft and tender that you can mash them by hand with ease! And they’re ready in under 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Mashed potatoes. I love them. I serve them at most large dinners. As much as I enjoy eating them, for a long time I didn’t really enjoy making them. They just seemed to take ages to make. And then the mixing was just work. Once I learned I could make mashed potatoes in an electric pressure cooker, I never looked back. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the easiest mashed potatoes you could ever make from scratch. Once the potatoes have cooked, they are so soft and tender that you can mash them by hand with ease! And they’re ready in under 30 minutes! This is the easiest way to make real homemade mashed potatoes there is. Here’s how I make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Equipment Needed

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  • electric pressure cooker (I used a 6 Qt Instant Pot)
  • potato peeler
  • cutting board
  • cooking spoon
  • silicone potato masher
  • measuring cup

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Ingredients

  • 5 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 cup chicken broth (you can use water if you prefer but the chicken broth really gives the potatoes a nice flavor.)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Peel the potatoes and cut them up into chunks. The chunks should be bite-sized, as this makes it easier to mash in the pot.

Pour the chicken broth over the potatoes.

Set to cook on manual 9 minutes.

While the potatoes are cooking, soften the cream cheese in the microwave on medium power for 1-2 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished do a quick pressure release.

Add the milk to the pot.

Mash with a silicone masher.

Add the butter and cream cheese and then stir to combine thoroughly.

Serve immediately.

If you like loaded mashed potatoes then be sure to check out my Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes recipe!

How do you like your mashed potatoes?

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened

Instructions

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them up into chunks. The chunks should be bite-sized, as this makes it easier to mash in the pot.
  2. Pour the chicken broth over the potatoes.
  3. Set to cook on manual 9 minutes.
  4. While the potatoes are cooking, soften the cream cheese in the microwave on medium power for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Once the cooking cycle has finished do a quick pressure release.
  6. Add the milk to the pot.
  7. Mash with a silicone masher.
  8. Add the butter and cream cheese and then stir to combine thoroughly.
  9. Serve immediately.

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21 comments

Alli Smith January 22, 2018 - 8:22 am

I’ve been wanting to try mashed potatoes in my Instant Pot. What a quick way to make mashed potatoes and they look amazing. Looking forward to trying this one.

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robin rue January 22, 2018 - 8:24 am

I had no idea I could make mashed potatoes in my instant pot. I am totally trying these this week!!

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Amber Myers January 22, 2018 - 8:32 am

YUM! I will be making these soon. I just love mashed potatoes and I haven’t tried them in the Instant Pot yet. They never come out right when I make them on the stove, so maybe I’ll finally get a win this way!

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Tomi C January 22, 2018 - 10:05 am

I haven’t made mashed potatoes in my Instant Pot yet. This would be ideal to make while my roast or chicken or whatever meat I prepared in my Instant Pot is resting. Thanks for this recipe.

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Sarah Bailey January 22, 2018 - 11:22 am

It seems like you can do so much in an instant pot, I love a good mashed potato and this looks so soft and fluffy! Perfect.

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candy January 22, 2018 - 11:37 am

don’t own a instant pot. I will just have to make my mash potato the old fashion way on top of the stove. Doesn’t take that long.

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pat. January 22, 2018 - 11:47 am

Very tasty recipe. Might even consider a pressure cooker since they have evolved greatly in safety since the last century (pre-2000).

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Anosa January 22, 2018 - 12:45 pm

I love mashed potatoes and make them often but I have never tried making them in an instant pot, neat idea

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Sara Welch January 22, 2018 - 1:25 pm

That is an obviously great recipe! This machine really does everything.

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Kita Bryant January 22, 2018 - 1:26 pm

This is one of the best recipes I have seen this thing do. I am a potato fiend.

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Rebekah January 22, 2018 - 2:51 pm

Oh I do love mash potatoes! I don’t use chicken stock in mine, as I’m vegetarian however I do love using a little bit of cream, butter and cream cheese. I sometimes add a little bit of garlic too for some extra flavour.

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Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh January 22, 2018 - 3:09 pm

We eat a lot of mashed potatoes. I love how quickly these came together. I would love to get an Instant Pot.

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Mimi Green January 22, 2018 - 7:35 pm

Mashed potatoes are certainly a top 5 food favorite for me. I swear y’all are pressuring me into buying an instant pot.

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Sarah Honey January 22, 2018 - 7:38 pm

I would have never thought to make mashed potatoes in the Instapot. What a time saver. Have to give this a try some time.

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Our Family World January 22, 2018 - 8:02 pm

I have not tried using chicken stock to boil potatoes. That sure sounds like a good idea. I am going to try that next time.

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Chubskulit Rose January 22, 2018 - 8:17 pm

I love my mashed potatoes with cream cheese as well but I never tried using chicken broth yet, sounds delicious!

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Angie January 23, 2018 - 12:24 am

These look so creamy and delicious. I really need to get an Instant Pot.

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stephanie parrell January 23, 2018 - 7:22 am

We recently got a instapot and I am always looking for new goodies to cook! Adding that mashed potatoes is my favorite thing I think I will be trying this out fairly soon!

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Marysa January 23, 2018 - 7:32 am

That is pretty cool you can make these in the instant pot. I have never used cream cheese in mashed potatoes but it sounds like a good combination.

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Sandy N Vyjay January 23, 2018 - 10:47 am

We regularly make mashed potatoes in our house as everyone loves it. But we use the pressure cooker. Have not done it with an instant pot, will give it a try.

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Fatima Torres January 29, 2018 - 8:59 am

I’ve never thought to make mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot. There’s so much you can do with them, it always amazes me.

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