Mashed potatoes are so easy in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. You cook, mash and keep them warm all in the Instant Pot. No draining water off either and the taste – nothing short of fabulous! Now you will make mashed potatoes all the time not just at the holidays. Skin on or off? I like the soft thin skins of the Yukon Gold potatoes left on but if you prefer go ahead and peel them!
I made you all this little video so you could see just how easy using the Instant Pot is and how quick you can make amazing Garlic Mashed Potatoes! Stay tuned to see how to use these mashed potatoes to stuff portabello mushrooms for the air fryer! That will be my next video.
This is my 6 quart Instant Pot. I also have the 8 quart and the 3 quart and I use them all the time. That are super safe – these are not like the ones your Grandma used. These are electric and you toss all the ingredients in, set the timer and walk away. When it’s done cooking it goes to a warm setting until you are ready to serve. It can cook grains, potatoes, chili, soup, lentils, beans, it’s a yogurt maker, slow cooker and a rice cooker too. If you don’t own one yet what are you waiting for? The Instant Pot is available from Amazon. If you use my affiliate link it helps to support this page without any extra cost to you. Thank you.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Pressure Cooker
- Pressure Cooker
- 2 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes scrubbed and cut into chunks – or your favorite kind of potato
- 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
- 8 cloves of garlic – or to taste
- 2-3 teaspoons Benson’s Table Tasty Salt Substitute or your favorite salt substitute
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk warmed so it doesn’t cool down the potatoes
- 1 tablespoon dried Chives or 2 tablespoons fresh minced chives
- freshly ground black pepper
- Dash of Cayenne pepper
- Put the potatoes, broth and garlic cloves in the pressure cooker, secure the lid and press manual, set time for 4 minutes. When it is done cooking use quick pressure release. Open pot carefully as it will be hot, do not drain the liquid, using a potato masher start mashing making sure you get the cloves of garlic. Add all of the seasonings. Add the almond milk a little at a time – you may not need it all depending on how creamy you like your potatoes. Keep mashing and adding the warm almond milk until you have the desired consistency.
- Variations: you can change up the seasonings, add fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary or an Italian seasoning mix, Herbs de Provence, sun dried tomatoes, use half rutabagas or parsnips in place of half the potatoes, customize them to suit your needs.
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Love your videos!
I am going to buy an instant pot, but I am not sure whether to get the 6 or 8 quart, what would you suggest?
I have the 8 qt, 6 qt and the 3 qt. You can double a lot of recipes in the 8 qt and cook larger amounts of corn on the cob, artichokes and so on. The 6 qt I had first and still use it all the time. We are a family of just 2 and it works well for the amounts we want to cook most of the time. The larger is great when entertaining, batch cooking or if you have a large family. The cost difference isn’t that great. The 3 qt is wonderful for oats, oat groats, quinoa and traveling!
What ever size you get you will love it!
This is my favorite recipe from your blog. My family loves it!
Hi Tami, What kind of milk do you think would work as a substitute for the almond milk? I have two kids with nut allergies but who love mashed potatoes!
I think you could use Soy milk or oat milk with good results.
any suggestions on how to do this if you don’t own an Instant pot? THis looks so good!
I am not really sure. In the Instant Pot the liquid doesn’t really evaporate. If you make them on the stove top you might need to add a little more liquid but I am not sure. So you could try putting the ingredients in a big pot on the stove, bring to a boil, let simmer until for tender. Mash and proceed with the recipe. I have not made them this way so I don’t know the outcome. We don’t discover how things will work if we don’t experiment so have fun and see what happens! Be sure to report back to me what you did and the outcome!
HI, Tami, My family really enjoyed these mashed potatoes! I used 3 lbs. of potatoes, 12 garlic cloves, and 1.5 C. broth in the Instant Pot. I did not need any plant-milk when I mashed them so may decrease the broth next time to incorporate some plant-milk. I did not have Table Tasty so I used 1 tsp. Kirkland organic no salt seasoning. For the grandkids, I added a little Earth Balance vegan butter; otherwise they would not have tried them. Everyone liked them and I like the ease of making them in the Instant Pot!
I did remove the pot from the base while mashing as I was not sure whether using that much force on the spring under the pot is a good idea. I put the pot back in the base to keep warm once mashed.
Thanks again for a great recipe!
I am glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for sharing your experience.
Hi Tami, I just watched your u-tube videos on mashed potatoes and chopped salads, I enjoyed them very much, you are a wonderful source of info, thank you! Phyllis Kremer
Thank you so much!
I made these mashed potatoes this evening. My wife and I and my mother-in-law all liked them. Very delicious!
That’s awesome – thank you!
These IP Mashed Potatoes are sooo good! My hubbie and I watch you and Tom all the time and have tried many, many of your recipes – they’re ALL GREAT! Thanks to you both – it’s your show that got my hubbie much more interested (I think it’s because of Tom – we all have grey hair!)
Thank you so much for your kind remarks. Getting feedback like yours is what keeps us motivated to keep doing what we are doing!
It’s wonderful that your husband has joined you on this journey. We do need more men on the front lines showing how they make this lifestyle work!
these are the best mashed potatoes i’ve had since going plant based! thank you for a wonderful recipe.
Thank you Megan!
Hi making this for t giving tomorrow
Will the 6 lbs of potatoes fit I. The 6 quart and once I mash it cani reseal the lid to keep warm for serving an hour later?
Thanks so much