Instant Pot Buttery Mashed Potatoes

A perfect side dish for any meal! These easy and creamy Instant Pot Buttery Mashed Potatoes are a family favorite. Serve them for the holidays, weeknight meals or Sunday dinner!


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If you're in need of a simple mashed potato recipe that's made in the Instant Pot, give this recipe a try!

These potatoes are smooth and creamy, made in minutes and with only a few ingredients. They're the perfect side dish for any comfort food meal and my kids absolutely love them!

We love making these for the holidays. It saves up on some space on the stovetop and you can start your Instant Pot and forget about them for awhile. No need to worry about them boiling over and making a mess while you're busy cooking and baking the rest of your menu.

It's a classic, no fail recipe that I always go to when we want some potatoes on the side for dinner. 


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What are the ingredients in this recipe?


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  • russet potatoes
  • water
  • salt
  • butter
  • whole milk


How to make:


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Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!


Recipe tips:


  • Slicing the potatoes into large rounds is my favorite method.
  • No need to drain these potatoes like you would for a stove method. Just another reason why they’re so quick!


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You can add or substitute with these ingredients:


  • add 1/4 cup sour cream or softened cream cheese when adding the milk
  • use half heavy cream and half milk
  • add whole, peeled garlic cloves in with the raw potatoes
  • add black pepper
  • use yukon gold or red potatoes instead of russet (about three pounds)
  • add freshly shredded cheddar cheese and stir in before serving


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Yield 8 servings
Author Sweet Hazel Honey
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
20 Min
Total time
30 Min

Instant Pot Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 stick butter (½ cup)
  • ½ cup whole milk

Instructions

  1. Clean, peel, and slice your potatoes.
  2. Add the potatoes, water, and salt to the instant pot. Secure the lid.
  3. Turn the pot to high pressure/manual and set the timer for 10 minutes. It will take the instant pot about 7-10 minutes to come to pressure before that 10 minutes starts counting down, hence the 20-minute total cook time.
  4. Once the 10 minutes is up and the pot beeps, do a manual release.
  5. Add the butter and milk to the potatoes, then mash them right in the instant pot until they are smooth and creamy.

Notes

Slicing the potatoes into large rounds is my favorite method.


No need to drain these potatoes like you would for a stove method. Just another reason why they’re so quick!


Nutrition Facts

Calories

329.06

Fat

12.17

Sat. Fat

7.61

Carbs

50.73

Fiber

3.6

Net carbs

47.13

Sugar

2.46

Protein

6.54

Sodium

693.31

Cholesterol

32.2

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