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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

I've made a lot of mashed potatoes in my life, and this is hands down my favorite way to make them! Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are quick, simple and turn out perfectly every single time.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Pressurize 10 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 255kcal


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter regular or plant based
  • 4 oz cream cheese regular or dairy free
  • 2 tablespoons milk regular or dairy free
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Peel and dice potatoes
  • Place in Instant Pot and add enough water to cover
  • Seal and set to high pressure for 8 minutes
  • When cooking is completed, quick release the pressure from the pot
  • Drain water and return potatoes to pot or to a large bowl
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix with hand mixer or potato masher until smooth


  • Russet potatoes and yukon potatoes make the best mashed potatoes
  • For a fluffier mashed potatoes use heavy whipping cream instead of cream cheese.  Start with 1/4 cup and add until desired consistency
  • To prevent gummy potatoes, DO NOT overmash. Use a hand masher is a great tool for making perfect mashed potatoes
  • make these dairy free by using plant based alternatives


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg