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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Nikki - Soulfully Made


  • 5 lbs Potatoes, cubed or quartered
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, half & half or milk (I use heavy cream) See Note*


  • Wash, peel and cube potatoes. Put potatoes in Instant Pot {6 Quart} and cover with water until potatoes with 1 inch of water. Close and lock lid. Turn vent to closed. Set on Manual High for 8 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete. Quick release (manually open to release pressure) the valve. I like to place a damp cloth over mine. 
  • Drain water off potatoes in a collander. Add back into Instant Pot.
  • Add butter and heavy cream to potatoes. Beat with a hand mixer or potato masher (I use electric hand mixer).


*I start with 1 cup of cream and add to that until the potatoes are the consistancy desired. ** If you want to make these on the stove top, boil potatoes until fork tender. Usually about 45 minutes.