Ultimate Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes


These potatoes are unlike any other! The difference with these is that they are pressure-cooked with homemade chicken stock, which gives the potatoes so much flavor, and sometimes eliminates the need for milk or cream and salt! I made this recipe just yesterday for someone who doesn't like mashed potatoes, and they loved it!

A close up view of the Ultimate Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes topped with melted butter and fresh cracked black pepper.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 3 large Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds

  • 2 cups chicken stock, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened, or more to taste

  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened (Optional)


  1. Layer potatoes onto a steamer basket set inside a multi-functional electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Add chicken stock and secure the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 9 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  3. Carefully remove sliced potatoes from the steamer basket; drain and reserve remaining stock.

  4. Place butter and garlic in the empty pressure cooker; select Saute function. Cook and stir for 90 seconds. Return potatoes to the pot and mash with cream cheese.


You can add a small amount of heavy cream along with the cream cheese if needed.

Do not use anything but fresh garlic. I can't make myself any clearer...you will outright ruin this if you use anything else, especially the pre-chopped stuff in a jar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 424mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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