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Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

This is an easy Instant Pot mashed potatoes recipe made with 3 pounds of whole russet potatoes cooked in chicken broth that makes fork-tender potatoes done cooking in under 30 minutes!

Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot mashed potatoes are incredibly easy to make in just one pot.

This is a basic recipe, but they turn out so savory and scrumptious!

Making mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot is especially handy when you’re making a big holiday meal and you’ve run out of burners on the stovetop and need another way to make them.

Not only that, but this cooks them evenly and they hold their moisture. They turn out fork-tender and are easily mashable.

I don’t know about you, but when I cook potatoes in a large pot on the stove, the pot has a nonstick coating that scratches easily from a metal potato masher.

That means I have to transfer them to another bowl, or even my mixer, to get them mashed. The nice thing about the Instant Pot is it doesn’t scratch!

Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Chicken Broth
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Milk

How to Cook Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is made using a 6-quart Instant Pot. Cooking times may vary based on size of the Instant Pot and size of the potatoes.

Peel the potatoes and leave them whole.

Place a trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot – it’s a must! Place the potatoes on top of the trivet.

Add the chicken broth and add enough water to just cover the potatoes. Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon of salt.

Instant Pot with Whole Potatoes and chicken broth

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the vent.

Use the steam setting and set the timer for 12 minutes. Allow approximately 15 minutes for the pressure to build.

Once the timer is finished counting down, quick release the vent to release the pressure. I always use an oven mitt to prevent the steam from burning my hand.

Use a potato masher to mash all of the potatoes. They should all be fork tender at this point.

Add butter, milk, and salt to the potatoes. Stir as the butter melts.

Mashing the potatoes with a potato masher

Want to add to your potatoes?

Make loaded mashed potatoes by adding cheddar cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, and chives.

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Pressurize and Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

This is an easy Instant Pot mashed potatoes recipe made with 3 pounds of whole russet potatoes cooked in chicken broth that makes fork-tender potatoes done cooking in under 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Russet Potatoes, peeled
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • Water
  • 2 tsp Salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Milk

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes. Place trivet at the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place potatoes on the trivet and add chicken broth. Fill with enough water to cover potatoes and add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the vent. Use the Steam setting and set the timer to 12 minutes. Allow pressure to build for approximately 15 minutes.
  3. Once the timer is done, quick release the vent. Remove the lid and drain the liquid. Carefully remove the trivet with tongs. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes.
  4. Add butter, milk, and 1 teaspoon of salt to the potatoes. Mix well as the butter melts.

Notes

This recipe was made with the 6-quart Instant Pot using a trivet at the bottom of the pot. Cook times may vary with different pressure cookers and different sized potatoes.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 376Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 46mgSodium 1557mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 8g

Nutrition is not always accurate and products used in the recipe may differ from local ingredients available to you.

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Antashia

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Warning: don’t try to half this recipe. I was able to salvage my potatoes and they came out really good so I plan on making these again, but following the quantities listed ?

Tiffany

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Oh no! It's good you were able to salvage them in the end. These Instant Pots can be so touchy!

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