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.

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

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As recipe developers, this was a once-in-a-lifetime, eye-opening experience. Their ability to balance the complex combination of flavors and mouthfeel was simply stunning.

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It was an honor to experience and learn from the best of the best as we continue to improve our craft.

After a spoonful of these Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, we instantly fell in love. I know you will too… 😉

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Experiment

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

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Left: Food Mill; Right: Potato Masher

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

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Experiment 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.


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.

Let’s Start Making Mashed Potatoes in Instant Pot!


Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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First, prepare the few ingredients for cooking mashed potatoes in Instant Pot:

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.

Tools for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Step 1

Prepare Potatoes


First, bring unsalted butter to room temperature by placing it on the counter 2 hours before cooking.

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

Step 2

Pressure Cook Potatoes


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

water and steamer rack trivet

Then, place the 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

With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

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

Carefully release the pressure by turning the Venting Knob to Venting position.

Remove the lid carefully.

Step 3

Heat Milk & Cut Butter


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

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

Then, cut the “room temperature unsalted butter” into cubes.

Step 4

Mash Potatoes


Now, open the lid carefully.

Let the Instant Pot stay in the “Keep Warm Mode”.

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

Then, transfer the potatoes to a large serving bowl.

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

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

Food Mill Instructions: If you’re using a food mill, layer the food mill on the inner pot. Then, mash the potatoes 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

Potato Masher Instructions: If you’re using a potato masher, transfer the potatoes back into the inner pot and mash the potatoes.

Lastly, give the mashed potatoes a few quick stirs with a silicone spatula.

Step 5

Melt Butter & Add Milk


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

First, 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 the 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

Then, change the Instant Pot to Keep Warm Mode.

Pour hot milk on the mashed potatoes and gently stir it in. Then, allow the potatoes to absorb the milk.

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

Finally, season mashed potatoes with kosher salt and taste to adjust until desired saltiness.

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

mashed potatoes instant pot

Step 6

Serve Mashed Potatoes


Now, serve these Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes 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 these Mashed Potatoes! Be prepared to be obsessed. 😉

Enjoy these Michelin-Star Inspired Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes!

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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.
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Servings 10 people
Total Time 45 mins
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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

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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.
    Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  • 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.
    trivet
  • 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.
    how to make mashed potatoes
  • 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.
    Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  • 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.
    Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Notes

1. Use the Right Potatoes: If you want fluffy mashed potatoes, stick with starchy potatoes like Russets or Yukon Golds.
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: They each produce a different texture of mashed potatoes. We prefer using the Food Mill for this recipe.
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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 191kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British, European
Keyword: how to make mashed potatoes, instant pot mashed potatoes, instapot mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes in Instant Pot, mashed potatoes Instant Pot, pressure cooker mashed potatoes

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

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