Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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These creamy Mashed Potatoes come out perfect in the Instant Pot, and are made in a fraction of the time it takes to make on the stove!

These creamy Mashed Potatoes come out perfect in the Instant Pot, and are made in a fraction of the time it takes to make on the stove!Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Is their anything more comforting and delicious than mashed potatoes? Instant Pot ashed Potatoes save time in the kitchen when you want to boil potatoes quick! And these are lighter and lower in calories and fat than most recipes. Perfect for topping a shepherd’s pie, or to serve with Salisbury Steak, Stuffed Turkey Breast or Picadillo.Don’t have an Instant Pot? Try this stove top mashed potato recipe instead.

These creamy Mashed Potatoes come out perfect in the Instant Pot, and are made in a fraction of the time it takes to make on the stove!

How To Make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

  1. Add potatoes to the instant pot and pour enough water to just cover, season with salt.
  2. Cover and cook on high pressure 10 minutes, then do a quick release to check the potatoes are soft. They are done when a sharp knife can easily be inserted through the potato. If they aren’t ready you can add a few more minutes.
  3. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of the water, add the butter, sour cream and buttermilk, salt and black pepper and mash with a potato masher.
  4. Adjust salt to taste and keep on warm until ready to serve. It’s best to eat right away, but if you’re eating them later and the potatoes get dry, add the reserved water to loosen them.
  5. Serve garnished with chopped chives or parsley or top with gravy.

Why make mashed potatoes in your Instant Pot?

Because they take just ten minutes to cook, and once you mash them they are perfect left on warm for an hour or two if you have company and want to have them ready ahead. If you don’t know what an Instant Pot is, it’s a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot all in one. If you’re debating if you need one in your life, my answer is YES!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Tips and Variations:

  • For the best, fluffiest mashed potatoes, use a masher or potato ricer. Don’t use a blender or immersion blender, they will end up sticky like glue.
  • The best potatoes for making mashed potatoes are starchier potatoes like Russet or Yukon gold. Stay away from waxy potatoes such as red.
  • For variations you can swap the buttermilk for milk, some people also like to swap sour cream with yogurt which has a little more tang.
  • Make garlic mashed potatoes by adding roasted garlic at the end.
  • To make them on the stove cover the potatoes with water, bring to a boil and cover, simmer low until a sharp knife can easily be inserted through the potato.
  • Leftover mashed potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

These creamy Mashed Potatoes come out perfect in the Instant Pot, and are made in a fraction of the time it takes to make on the stove!

These creamy Mashed Potatoes come out perfect in the Instant Pot, and are made in a fraction of the time it takes to make on the stove!

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These creamy Mashed Potatoes come out perfect in the Instant Pot, and are made in a fraction of the time it takes to make on the stove!
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

142 Cals 5 Protein 27 Carbs 4 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
These creamy Mashed Potatoes come out perfect in the Instant Pot, and are made in a fraction of the time it takes to make on the stove!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds peeled Russet potatoes, quartered
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup low-fat 1% buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream, I prefer Breakstone’s
  • 2 tablespoons whipped butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • chopped chives or parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  • Add potatoes to the instant pot and pour enough water to just cover, season with salt.
  • Cover and cook on high pressure 10 minutes, quick release to check the potatoes are soft. They are done when a sharp knife can easily be inserted through the potato.
  • Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of the water, add the butter, sour cream and buttermilk, salt and black pepper and mash with a potato masher.
  • Adjust salt to taste and keep on warm until ready to serve. It’s best to eat right away, but if you’re eating them later and the potatoes get dry, add the reserved water to loosen them.
  • Serve garnished with chopped chives or parsley.

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Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 142kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 11.5mg, Sodium: 324mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3.5g
WW Points Plus: 5
Keywords: healthy mashed potatoes, instant pot mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, weight watchers mashed potatoes

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  1. We really enjoyed this recipe. I used Trader Joe’s Apple Cider fruit spread instead of jelly and Trader Joe’s Mulled Cider in place of the water.  I used a 3.5 lb roast and cooked it on low for 6.5 hrs.  It was falling apart and completely cooked through. It was delicious!  

  2. This is the only mashed potato recipe I use now.  Just too easy.  And they are delicious.  I make per the recipe.  If I don’t have buttermilk, I just use what I have (usually 2%).  

  3. I browned two minced shallots in light margarine and added to the potatoes after mashing, nice flavor.

  4. Have used this recipe several times, minus buttermilk and chives, and it always turns out perfectly. Love IP recipes. Thanks

  5. You only need 1 cup of water. Very little steam escapes before the pressure cooker seals.

    More water just takes more energy and TIME to heat up

    Utah

  6. What’s the reason for reserving 1/2 c of the water when potatoes are done? The recipe doesn’t say what to do with it.

  7. I made these today for the first time, they’re great! I added extra seasonings for more flavor but besides that quick, easy, and tasty,