Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe: how to make the best homemade mashed potatoes with 4 simple ingredients. Creamy smooth, fluffy and buttery spoonful of heaven.

Make Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. Super easy classic mashed potatoes with 4 simple ingredients. Each spoonful of creamy smooth, fluffy, buttery rich mashed potatoes takes your taste buds to heaven!

Instant Pot DUO Evo Plus is on sale on Amazon! Also check out Our Handpicked Best Instant Pot Accessories
Jump to Recipe | Step-by-Step Cooking Guide | Cooking Tips

Tried the Recipe? Rate it here
4.91 from 33 votes

Visiting a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant has always been our dream. We’re still in disbelief that our dream came true in New York!

It was a crazy experience from the moment I got through the phone at 5am (after a long wait) making the reservation. We’ve since been planning, dreaming, and counting down to this life-changing experience.

The food was truly mind-blowing!! They made our tastebuds scream in awe.

There were moments when we just looked at each other amazed, mind-blown, ready to scream WOW!! But tried our best to keep each other calm and appropriate. hehe~

Oh man! Their ability to balance the complex combination of flavors and mouthfeel was simply stunning.

3 Michelin Star Restaurant Dungeness Crab Cake
Dungeness Crab Cake

As recipe developers, this was a once-in-a-lifetime, eye-opening experience.

As we were still savoring our dream moment, we were invited to go behind the scene for a private kitchen tour!

Can you imagine the thrill & excitement plus huge smiles on our faces?!!!

Private Kitchen Tour at 3 Michelin Star Restaurant

We love absorbing new inspirations as we’re always striving to be better. So, it was simply an honor to experience and learn from the best of the best as we continue to improve our craft.

We’re a little crazy on testing, tweaking, and constantly looking for ways to make better meals.

After a spoonful of this Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, we instantly fell in love. I know you will too… 😉

How can something SO simple tastes THIS good?!!

From now on, this is how we’ll serve our mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes: make the best homemade mashed potatoes with 4 simple ingredients. Creamy smooth, fluffy and buttery spoonful of heaven.


Cooking Tips for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes 

1. Choose the Right Potatoes

Not all potatoes are created equal. If you want fluffy mashed potatoes, stick with starchy potatoes like Russets or Yukon Golds. We used Russet potatoes for this recipe.

2. Use Steamer Rack

Placing the quartered potatoes on the steamer rack rather than directly in the inner pot will further failproof the pressure cooking process.

3. Food Mill vs. Potato Masher

Which tool is better for mashing potatoes is a matter of personal preference. They each produce a different texture of mashed potatoes (read more below). But for this recipe, we prefer to use the Food Mill.


Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe: how to make the best homemade mashed potatoes with 4 simple ingredients. Creamy smooth, fluffy and buttery spoonful of heaven.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Make Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes: super easy classic mashed potatoes with 4 simple ingredients. Creamy smooth, fluffy, buttery rich mashed potatoes take your taste buds to heaven.
4.91 from 33 votes
Print Rate This Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds (1816g) russet potatoes , peeled & quartered
  • 1 cup (250ml) cold water
  • ¼ cup (57g) - 1 pound (454g) unsalted butter , room temperature
  • ½ cup (125ml) whole milk , hot
  • Kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare Potatoes: Bring unsalted butter to room temperature by placing it on counter 2 hours prior to cooking. After peeling and washing the potatoes, cut them into quarters.
  • Pressure Cook Potatoes: Place 1 cup (250ml) cold water and a steamer rack in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Place quartered potatoes on the steamer rack. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 8 minutes, then Quick Release.
  • Heat Milk & Cut Butter: When Instant Pot has got up to pressure, heat milk over medium low heat on the stove. Once the milk has reached simmer, turn off the heat. Then, cut room temperature unsalted butter into cubes.
  • Mash Potatoes: Open the lid carefully. Let the Instant Pot stay in Keep Warm Mode. 

    Transfer the potatoes to a large serving bowl. Discard the water and remove the steamer rack from inner pot. Rinse and dry the inner pot really well with a towel. Place inner pot back in the Instant Pot. 

    If you are using a food mill, layer the food mill on the inner pot and mash the potatoes back into the inner pot. We used a food mill, but if you are using a potato masher, transfer the potatoes back in the inner pot and mash the potatoes.
    Give the mashed potatoes a few quick stir with a silicone spatula.
  • Melt Butter & Add Milk: If it is for special occasions, we strongly recommend using ¾ lb (341g) - 1 lb (454g) unsalted butter. It tasted super amazing. 

    Switch Instant Pot to Slow Cook Less Mode. Add half of the room temperature unsalted butter and melt it into the potatoes by stirring gently with a silicone spatula. Add in remaining unsalted butter and repeat this step.
    Change Instant Pot to Keep Warm Mode.
    Pour hot milk on the mashed potatoes and gently stir it in. Allow the potatoes to absorb the milk. 
    Season with Kosher salt and taste to adjust until desired saltiness. We used approx 4 pinches of coarse kosher salt.
  • Serve: Serve Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes immediately as a side dish. Enjoy!!
    *Pro Tip: It can stay in the Keep Warm Mode for roughly an hour. If the butter starts to separate from the mashed potatoes after an hour, gently stir it back together with a silicone spatula.
Subscribe for Free Recipes & Tips
Tried & True Recipes Weekly. 100% Free

Spread the Love by sharing this recipe, so others can enjoy it too!  Thank you 🙂

Nutrition:

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Party Food, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British, European
Keyword: instant pot mashed potatoes, instant pot potatoes, instant pot recipes, instant pot side dish, instapot mashed potatoes, pressure cooker mashed potatoes, pressure cooker recipes
Tried this recipe?Mention @pressurecookrecipes or tag #AmyJacky!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Experiment

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes) Experiment: using food mill vs. potato mashed to mash potaotes
Left: Food Mill; Right: Potato Masher

We had a fun little mashed potatoes experiment with these tools – Food Mill & Potato Masher.

Which tool is better for mashing potatoes? How big of a difference would they make? 

Here are the results:

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes) Experiment Results: using food mill vs. potato mashed to mash potaotes
Left: mashed with Food Mill; Right: mashed with Potato Masher

Food Mill (left): makes almost airy, silky smooth, lump-free mashed potatoes. It’s definitely lighter, fluffier, and creamier than the one mashed with Potato Masher.

Potato Masher (right): makes creamy chunkier mashed potatoes with more texture. The tool is actually easier to use, clean & store compare to the Food Mill.

Conclusion

It’s a matter of personal preference which texture & tool is better. However, for this particular recipe, we prefer to use the Food Mill.


Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe: how to make the best homemade mashed potatoes with 4 simple ingredients. Creamy smooth, fluffy and buttery spoonful of heaven.

1

Prepare Potatoes


Bring unsalted butter to room temperature by placing it on counter 2 hours prior to cooking.

After peeling and washing the potatoes, cut them into quarters.

2

Pressure Cook Potatoes


Place 1 cup (250ml) of cold water and a steamer rack in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe: add water and steamer rack trivet in Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Place quartered potatoes on the steamer rack.

*Pro Tip: placing quartered potatoes on the steamer rack rather than directly in the inner pot further failproof the pressure cooking process.

Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe: add quartered potatoes on steamer rack trivet in Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Close lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 8 minutes, then Quick Release.

3

Heat Milk & Cut Butter


Once Instant Pot gets up to pressure, heat milk over medium low heat on the stove.

Once the milk has reached simmer, turn off the heat.

Cut room temperature unsalted butter into cubes.

4

Mash Potatoes


Open the lid carefully.

Let the Instant Pot stay in Keep Warm Mode.

Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe: pressure cooked potatoes in Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Transfer the potatoes to a large serving bowl.

Discard the water and remove the steamer rack from inner pot.

Rinse and dry the inner pot really well with a towel. Place inner pot back in the Instant Pot.

If you are using a food mill, layer the food mill on the inner pot and mash the potatoes back into the inner pot (as shown in photo below).

Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe: place food mill on Instant Pot Inner Pot, then mash the potatoes back into the liner

If you are using a potato masher, transfer the potatoes back in the inner pot and mash the potatoes.

Give the mashed potatoes a few quick stir with a silicone spatula.

5

Melt Butter & Add Milk


*Pro Tip: If it is for special occasions, we strongly recommend using ¾ lb (341g) – 1 lb (454g) unsalted butter. It simply tastes super amazing!

Switch Instant Pot to Slow Cook Less Mode.

Add half of the room temperature unsalted butter and melt it into the potatoes by stirring gently with a silicone spatula. Add in remaining unsalted butter and repeat this step.

Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe: add unsalted butter and melt it into the potatoes by stirring with silicone spatula

Change Instant Pot to Keep Warm Mode.

Pour hot milk onto the mashed potatoes and gently stir it in. Allow the potatoes to absorb the milk.

Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe: gently stir hot milk into the mashed potatoes

Season with Kosher salt and taste to adjust until desired saltiness.

*Reference: We used approx 4 pinches of coarse kosher salt.

Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe: final consistency of the best homemade mashed potatoes. Creamy smooth, fluffy and buttery spoonful of heaven.
Check out this creamy, buttery smooth, fluffy mashed potatoes!!

6

Serve Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes


Serve immediately as a main side dish. 😛

*Pro Tip: It can stay in the Keep Warm Mode for roughly an hour. If the butter starts to separate from the mashed potatoes after an hour, gently stir it back together with a silicone spatula.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes: how to make the best homemade mashed potatoes with 4 simple ingredients. Creamy smooth, fluffy and buttery spoonful of heaven.

We simply couldn’t stop eating this Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes!
Be prepared to be addicted 
😉

Tools for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes


Other Instant Pot Potatoes Recipes

Instant Pot Potato Salad

Easy Creamy Instant Pot Potato Salad Recipe (Pressure Cooker Potato Salad): cook potatoes & eggs together with no extra rack or bowl! A balance of rich flavors and textures.

Instant Pot Potatoes

Make these quick & easy Pressure Cooker Potatoes in 25 minutes! Shortcut to make Oven Baked Potatoes with a slight crisp skin. Cuts cooking time in half!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes | Instapot Mashed Potatoes | Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes | Instant Pot Potatoes | Pressure Cooker Potatoes | Instant Pot Recipes #instantpot #potatoes #recipes #easy #side
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes | Instapot Mashed Potatoes | Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes | Instant Pot Potatoes | Pressure Cooker Potatoes | Instant Pot Recipes #instantpot #potatoes #recipes #easy #side
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes | Instapot Mashed Potatoes | Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes | Instant Pot Potatoes | Pressure Cooker Potatoes | Instant Pot Recipes #instantpot #potatoes #recipes #easy #side

97
Leave a Reply

newest oldest most helpful
Sherri

This is my go to recipe for mashed potatoes. Brilliant,5 stars

Pressure Cooker
Other Pressure Cooker, Please specify in comment.
Sara Grady Mah

What a great recipe! So FREAKING FAST and easy. We were doing a big family-style Sunday dinner – elbow-room and stovetop space were at a premium so I’m moved the IP VIVA across the room and hoped for the best…was there any other way to make mashed potatoes than boiling them on the stove forever? Apparently so. Even if it’s just dinner for two I’ll be making these again. Ohmanom.5 stars

Pressure Cooker
Other Pressure Cooker, Please specify in comment.
Marjorie

Thank you for sharing all your advice. I just bought my Instantpot 6 plus after reading your recommendations. Now I am wondering how I could cook my side vegetables at the same time as the potatoes? Would the broccoli and cauliflower be too mushy in the 8 minutes?5 stars

Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot DUO EVO PLUS 60
Lisa

I made this recipe with 3 sticks of unsalted butter and Yukon Gold potatoes. It was delicious! I probably won’t try 4 sticks of butter just because of the fat content. The potatoes cooked just perfectly.5 stars

Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot LUX 60
Bill

could I cut this to 1 lb potatoes ?

Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot Mini (3 Quart)
Trish

Great recipe, I made this for Christmas dinner! I didn’t think I could make mash potatoes in so little time! I used 1 stick of butter and it was so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!5 stars

Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot LUX 60
Rita

A friend had to invent a new word to describe the deliciousnes of this recipe. And she was right! My Publix supermarket sells loose Russets that would easily serve 3 people EACH. Kroger sells russets that would serve 2 or 3. And the bagged russets are are usually just enough for 1 serving for a baked potato. That would surely affect the cooking time. Could you kindly clarify how many ounces each were the potatoes that you used? Or, at least, how would one adjust the cooking times for small, medium, and large russet potatoes? I don’t want to get… Read more »

Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot DUO EVO PLUS 80
Jan Ondrejca

Thanks for this easy and delicious recipe! We love mashed potatoes, but the cooking time on the stove and the mess always made it a project. Love these in the Instant Pot. I made them with a mix of russets and yukon golds because that’s what I had on hand…they were great!! This completely changes how I make mashed potatoes from now on…5 stars

Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot DUO 60
Amy G

This sounds perfect for thanksgiving! I need to serve 5 people, though. Could I just cut everything (even the water amount) in half? I’m an Instant Pot newbie, so I still hesitate to veer from the recipes. Thanks!

Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot DUO 60
Gabey

What size of food mill will fit into my IP Duo Plus 60?
Thank you, can’t wait to try this for Thanksgiving!

Pressure Cooker
Other Pressure Cooker, Please specify in comment.

Send this to a friend