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Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

If you are a mashed potato lover like me, these Instant Pot garlic mashed potatoes are going to be right up your alley. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute mashed potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes, instant pot mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, side dishes
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: The Sassy Foodie


  • 6 medium-sized yukon gold potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoon garlic butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil the Potatoes: Add cubed potatoes, water and 1 ½ teaspoon salt to your Instant Pot. Pressure cook in HI pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release the pressure once done. 
  • Heat the Milk: While the potatoes are cooking, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the milk. If you are going to add butter, melt it with the milk. If you are going to add any herb add-ins, steep it with this milk as it warms. 
  • Drain and Dry: Once the potatoes are done, drain and return the Instant Pot. Put on LO saute mode, and let the residual water evaporate completely, so the potatoes are completely dry. 
  • Mash the Potatoes: Using a potato masher (or potato ricer if you prefer) mash the potatoes until smooth. Add the milk mixture little by little, and fold in using a spoon or rubber spatula.