Simple Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes


This is an easy take on mashed potatoes. The potatoes pressure cook away while you focus on other things. This is a basic but tasty recipe; feel free to update with your own ingredients. You can peel the skins if you prefer. Once you mash it up, you can return insert back to the pot, reattach the lid, and place it on the Keep Warm function until you are ready to serve.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¼ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cubed

  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Add to a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) with water and bouillon cubes. Select Saute function; set timer for 4 minutes on High.

  2. Mix potatoes and water and break up the bouillon cubes. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method. Remove the pot and carefully drain off most of the liquid.

  4. Add sour cream, butter, and milk. Gently mash with a potato masher to reach your desired consistency.

Cook's Note:

If you choose to use chicken broth instead of the bouillon, your are going to need to add 1 teaspoon salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
29g Fat
28g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 19g 93%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 609mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* 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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