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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Learn how to create mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot.


  • 3 pounds gold potatoes quartered
  • 4 tbsp butter cubed
  • ⅓ to ¼ cup whole milk
  • kosher salt to taste


  • Place your quartered potatoes in the Instant Pot. Add enough water to come up the potatoes ½ to ¾ of the way.
  • Seal the Instant Pot and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. Allow for natural release.
  • Drain the potatoes. Then place them back in the pot. If using a ricer, run the potatoes through that first. If not using a ricer, mash the potaties with a potato masher or back of a wood spoon.
  • Add butter and salt to taste. Slowly add in the milk, only using what the potatoes need. Using a hand mixer or a whisk to just combine. Don't overwork them.
  • Set the Instant Pot to warm until ready to serve.