Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes

10 minutes prep to make this super easy pressure cooker mashed potatoes. Fluffy, creamy butter garlic smashed potatoes sprinkled with cheese and pepper. Pressurecookrecipes.com

10 mins to prep this super easy Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes). The fluffy and creamy butter garlic smashed potatoes is sprinkled with pepper and cheese. Don’t save it for just thanksgiving! 😀

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I have to confess potatoes to me is like candies to a kid. Don’t ask me why. But I’m totally obsessed with anything, I mean EVERYTHING potatoes. Am I the only one?

No doubt, homemade mashed potatoes wins the crown as one of my favorite comfort food. I can seriously eat this everyday. So, one of the first dishes we’ve made with our pressure cooker was pressure cooker mashed potatoes. YES! 😀

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10 minutes prep is all you need to make this super easy and frugal dish.

If you’re looking for a quick & easy whole potato recipe, check out this 25-mins Pressure Cooker Potatoes Recipe.

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You never want your mashed potatoes to be either too mushy/runny or too pasty/dry. This is why pressure cooker mashed potatoes are so awesome over the regular boiling method. The high pressure is able to cook the potatoes evenly. So, you can easily achieve great texture and a richer taste.

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Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes Tips

1. If you want flavorful and buttery mashed potatoes, don’t forget to heat up the butter, garlic and milk before mixing it with the potatoes. The potatoes will absorb the flavors much better this way.

2. Not all potatoes are created equal. So, if you want fluffy mashed potatoes, stick with starchy potatoes like Russets or Yukon Golds. 😉

3. Yes, you can double this recipe. The timing will stay the same. If you are tripling the recipe or the potatoes are packed too tightly, you may have to increase the cooking time by 1 – 2 minutes.

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10 minutes prep to make this super easy pressure cooker mashed potatoes. Fluffy, creamy butter garlic smashed potatoes sprinkled with cheese and pepper. Pressurecookrecipes.com

Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes

10 minutes to prep this super easy pressure cooker mashed potatoes. Butter garlic smashed potatoes sprinkled with cheese and pepper, so fluffy and creamy. Don't save it for just thanksgiving!
4.91 from 22 votes
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Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 4 (~2.5lbs/1100g) russet potatoes or 6 Yukon gold potatoes , peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup (250ml) cold water
  • ½ cup (100ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pressure Cook Potatoes: Fill the pressure cooker with 1 cup (250ml) of cold water. Place the steamer basket in the pot, then add quartered potatoes in the steamer basket.
    Close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure cook in High Pressure for 8 minutes + Quick Release.
  • Make Butter Garlic Mixture: While the potatoes are cooking, heat a small sauce pan over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the garlic. Add a pinch of kosher salt. Sauté the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant and golden in color. Add the milk and deglaze the pan. Remove mixture from heat when it is hot.
  • Mash Potatoes & Serve: Open the lid carefully. Mash the pressure cooked potatoes in a medium mixing bowl with a potato masher.
    Add half of the garlic butter mixture to the bowl. Continue to mash, stir, and add the mixture until desired consistency. Add Parmesan cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
    Serve warm and enjoy~
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Recipe Notes:

1) Unpeeled Potatoes: You may use unpeeled potatoes if you prefer.
2) Use Starch Potatoes: If you want fluffy mashed potatoes, use starchy potatoes like Russets or Yukon Golds. Don't substitute it with other types of potatoes.
3) Doubling the Recipe: Yes, you can double this recipe. The timing will stay the same. If you are tripling the recipe or the potatoes are packed too tightly, you may have to increase the cooking time by 1 - 2 minutes.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 1222mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes pressure cooker, pressure cooker mashed potatoes
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10 minutes prep to make this super easy pressure cooker mashed potatoes. Fluffy, creamy butter garlic smashed potatoes sprinkled with cheese and pepper. Pressurecookrecipes.com

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Karen

Liked the way the potatoes came out once cooked but timing was too little for 4 potatoes in a 6 quart instant pot. Recommend adding 2 more minutes to cooking time.4 stars

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Angelika

Boiling potatoes was always hit and miss some cooked some not. As much as I loved mashed potatoes I didn’t enjoy making them. This recipe gave me 5 lbs of evenly cooked potatoes that produced a bowl of the best mashed potatoes ever. Thank you5 stars

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Pam

Can this be done without the steamer basket? I just have the Lux instant pot.

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Frustrated

I have a Faberware programmable instant pot. I cooked potatoes (only has high pressure setting) in water for 30 minutes. They still were not cooked and I had to boil on the stove. Ridiculous.

Helen West

Just followed this exactly but with a 5 lbs. bag of russet. So nice to not have to deal with draining a giant pot of boiling water. It was so easy. Never going back to boiling them again. Thanks! Oh and I didn’t even add any time!5 stars

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Elizabeth

I am needing to feed about 30 adults. I have 8 qt insta pot. How full can I fill the insta pot and how much water and time would I need?

Heidi

The steamer basket I have is flat on the bottom to where the potatoes would be sitting in the water..should i put it on top of a trivet to keep it above the water?

Monica

Could you just throw the garlic in whole with the potatoes or will it change the flavor?

Jaci

Greetings from Missouri! This is our go to recipe for the best mashed potatoes. I have some cooking right now for our dinner. Thank you for this recipe. Merry Christmas and happy holidays Amy and Jacky from Paul and Jaci5 stars

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Jason

Hi there,

This recipe looks amazing! However i am wondering if i can do these a day in advance to get a head start on the holiday cooking. Would you recommend mashing the same day they are cooked and adding the ingredients the next day?

Tanya Howie

Do I need to increase the time if I am making a FULL pot of potatoes? I have a huge family and they are die hard mashed potato fans.

Thanks!

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