These are the best Instant Pot mashed potatoes. So quick and easy to make, plus they're absolutely delicious.
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5 from 3 votes

Perfect Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These homemade mashed red potatoes are so creamy and delicious. A great option for busy weeknights when you need a quick and delicious side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potatoes, Pressure Cooker, Quick and Easy
Category: Vegetables
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Difficulty: Super Easy
Development Status: Finished
Servings: 8
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Valerie Cooper


for the Potatoes

  • 5 lbs red potatoes rinsed, peeled, and quartered
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 tsps kosher salt or to taste

to add After Cooking

  • 4 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1 cup whole milk adjust to desired consistency


  • Wash, peel and quarter the potatoes and add to the Instant Pot.
  • Add the water and salt to the potatoes.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, ensure that the pressure release valve is set to sealing and set your Instant Pot to cook on 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook', 'High Pressure' for 10 minutes.
  • Do a Quick Pressure Release (QPR) once the 10 minute cooking time has completed.
  • Mash the potatoes well and then add the milk and butter to the mashed potatoes and mix them in well. You may add more milk for creamier potatoes.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 1330mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 24.4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2.1mg