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Mashed potatoes in a serving dish drizzled with melted butter and sprinkled with fresh parsley.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Deanna
These mashed potatoes are incredibly creamy and full of flavour. Cooked in the instant pot they are quick and easy and perfect every time.
Print Recipe


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes peeled
  • 1 Cup water
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • ½ Cup milk
  • ¼ Cup salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Peel the potatoes and dice into approximatly 1 inch cubes.
  • Place the potatoes into the instant pot and add 1 cup water.
  • Close the lid, turn the valve to seal and set to high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • When the timer is complete, turn the valve to quick release the pressure. When the pin drops carefully remove the lid, drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and, using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until they are smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and serve. If desired drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with fresh parsley, chives or green onion.


Yellow potatoes can be used in place of russet, or you can use a blend of the two.
Butter can be replaced with margarine, milk or chicken broth.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 374mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g