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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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!
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Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Tiffany


  • 3 lbs Russet Potatoes, peeled
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • Water
  • 2 tsp Salt, divided
  • ½ cup Butter
  • ½ cup Milk


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add butter, milk, and 1 teaspoon of salt to the potatoes. Mix well as the butter melts.

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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.


Calories: 376 kcalCarbohydrates: 50 gProtein: 8 gFat: 16 gSaturated Fat: 10 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5 gTrans Fat: 1 gCholesterol: 46 mgSodium: 1557 mgFiber: 5 gSugar: 3 g