Instant Pot mashed potatoes are so creamy, dreamy and delicious, and they are perfect for Thanksgiving or any time.
I love making mashed potatoes in my Instant Pot (Amazon affiliate) because it is so easy! Back when I used to make these on the stovetop, there was like a 90% chance I was going to over-boil the pot and get starchy cooking water all over the stove.🙈😜 No bueno!🙅🏼 Anyone else?
Yeah, not cool. Making them in the Instant Pot prevents that mess. Plus, I love the texture of steaming them, rather than boiling them.
I started with 7 russet potatoes. The total weight was 2.4 pounds, FYI.
I peeled them, quartered them and steamed them in the Instant Pot on manual high pressure for 8 minutes. Once the potatoes are cooked, it is all assembly from there. I just add salt, pepper and butter, plus a little milk.
If I am making them as a regular weekly dinner item, I usually leave it at that. We like ours a little textured in our house.
But for more special occasions like Thanksgiving, I give these a go with my hand mixer for super smooth and creamy consistency. A cute serving dish is essential for special occasions too.😉👌🏻 This one is old, but it is from William Sonoma.
And voila! Holiday mashed potato perfection. 😍👌🏻 I hope you enjoy this recipe!🤗 Let me know if you try them.
Tools Used to Make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
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- Instant Pot
- Knife and cutting board
- Vegetable peeler
- Hand mixer or potato masher
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Steamer basket
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- 1 cup water
- 7 russet potatoes, peeled and quartered (total weight = 2.4 pounds)
- 1 2/3 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
- 1/3 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 1 1/4 cup milk (More or less, according to your texture preference. I used 2%)
Peel and quarter the potatoes.
Place the potatoes on a steamer rack, and add 1 cup water to the pressure cooker.
Cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
Quick release the pressure. Pro tip: use a kitchen towel over the vent to prevent starchy water from spewing everywhere.
Transfer the potatoes to a large mixing bowl, and add the butter, salt, pepper and part of the milk.
Mash with a potato masher, and add more milk slowly, until you reach your desired consistency.
Optional: for extra creamy, smooth potatoes, use a hand mixer for a minute or so.