Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are perfect as a side dish for  any meal. I am so grateful for my Instant Pot because when I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner, I just need more cook top space. 

I love that you can make creamy Instant Pot Mashed potatoes ahead of time and keep them warm. It seems like every year we are waiting on something to get cooked and in the meantime the potatoes get a little cold. 

You may want to top these wonderful potatoes off with this easy basic turkey gravy.

 

Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes?

  • Russet potatoes, or Red’s or Yukon’s
  • Butter, softened
  • Salt
  • Half and half, or canned milk
  • Sour cream, or cream cheese (cubed)
  • Pepper

 

Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

 

How Do I Make Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes?

  • In a 6 quart instant pot, add the water to the bottom of the pan.
  • Peel the potatoes.
  • Place the rack in the instant pot and add the potatoes (whole).
  • Put the lid on top and close and lock the lid.
  • Place the pressure release valve to the sealing setting.
  • Set the instant pot to Manual setting, and pressure the potatoes on high for 20 minutes; it will take about 15 minutes to get up to pressure.
  • After the 20 minutes, do not release the Pressure Valve; allow it to release Natural Pressure release.
  • It will take about another 15 minutes to Natural Release.
  • Once the pressure pin drops, remove the lid.
  • Using a large spoon or tongs, carefully remove the potatoes and put them in a bowl large enough to mash your potatoes in.
  • Add the butter, salt and 1/2 cup of the milk to the potatoes.
  • Using a potato masher, start to mash the potatoes.
  • Keep mashing the potatoes and add the sour cream or cream cheese, and the rest of the milk.
  • When you are ready to serve, place the potatoes in a bowl and top them off with butter, fresh or dried chives, or sprinkle on some paprika.

 

 

How Do You Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm in an Instant Pot?

  • Mashed potatoes can stay in the instant pot on “Keep Warm” for 1-2 hours.
  • If you need to keep your potatoes warm, remove the rack and rinse the pot with hot water.
  • Dry the pot and then add one Tablespoon of butter so that when you put the potatoes back into the pot, they do not stick.
  • Place the Instant pot on Keep Warm.
  • When you are ready to serve, place the potatoes in a bowl and top them off with butter, fresh or dried chives, or sprinkle on some paprika.

 

 

More Delicious Potato Side Dishes:

Sweet Potato Soufflé

Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes

Italian Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese

Cheesy Crock Pot Au gratin Potatoes

Air Fried French Fries

 

Yield: 8 people

Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are so smooth that they almost melt in your mouth. A perfect side dish for your next meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 large Russet potatoes, or 4 lbs. of Red's or Yukon's
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half and half, or canned milk
  • 4 ounces of sour cream, or cream cheese (cubed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or more if you desire

Instructions

  1. In a 6 quart instant pot, add the water to the bottom of the pan.
  2. Peel the potatoes.
  3. Place the rack in the instant pot and add the potatoes (whole).
  4. Put the lid on top and close and lock the lid.
  5. Place the pressure release valve to the sealing setting.
  6. Set the instant pot to Manual setting, and pressure the potatoes on high for 20 minutes; it will take about 15 minutes to get up to pressure.
  7. After the 20 minutes, do not release the Pressure Valve, allow it to release Natural Pressure release.
  8. It will take about another 15 minutes to Natural Release.
  9. Once the pressure pin drops, remove the lid.
  10. Using a large spoon or tongs, carefully remove the potatoes and put them in a bowl large enough to mash your potatoes in.
  11. Add the butter, salt and 1/2 cup of the milk to the potatoes.
  12. Using a potato masher, start to mash the potatoes.
  13. Keep mashing the potatoes and add the sour cream or cream cheese, and the rest of the milk.
  14. If you need to keep your potatoes warm, remove the rack and rinse the pot with hot water.
  15. Dry the pot and then add one Tablespoon of butter so that when you put the potatoes back into the pot, they do not stick.
  16. Place the Instant pot on Keep Warm.
  17. When you are ready to serve, place the potatoes in a bowl and top them off with butter, fresh or dried chives, or sprinkle on some paprika.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 390Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 48mgSodium 417mgCarbohydrates 53gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 9g

 

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