Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes 

"Rich and flavorful mashed potatoes made in Instant Pot! Easy and delicious side dish with the goodness of potatoes, garlic, and heavy cream!"


Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes






35 min




Easy and delicious

To pressure cook – 1 pound potatoes – russet potatoes peeled and chopped – 3 garlic cloves approx 8 grams – ¼ tsp salt – 1 cup water Other ingredients – 1 tsp onion powder – ¼ tsp salt + ¼ tsp – ¼ cup cream – ¾ tsp ground pepper or to taste – 1 tbsp butter divided – 2 tbsp fresh chives chopped Measurement details: 1 cup = 240ml; 1 tbsp = 15ml; 1 tsp = 5ml.

You will need:


Simple & easy-to-follow

Step 1

Peel and chop the potatoes into small cubes. Add the potato cubes, peeled garlic, ¼ tsp salt, and 1 cup water into the inner pot.

Step 2

Close the Instant Pot. Ensure the sealing ring is in place, and the vent should be in the sealing position. Pressure cook for 6 minutes at high-pressure mode and let the pressure release naturally.

Step 3

When the pressure is released, open the IP lid, reserve ¼ cup of potato starch water, and discard the remaining. Add the potatoes back into the Instant Pot.

Step 4

Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes roughly like below.

Step 5

Now add the onion powder, cream, salt, and ground pepper. Using a spoon or spatula, mash again and combine the potato mix.

Step 6

If the potatoes are dry, then add the reserved water and mash again. Transfer it to a bowl, top it up with butter and garnish with chives and serve warm.

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