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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

The best way to make mashed potatoes for the holidays!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Servings - 8 servings


  • 5 lbs gold potatoes
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Butter
  • Milk, sour cream and/or cream cheese
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Halve the gold potatoes.
  • Add 1 cup hot water to the instant pot insert and then add the steam rack that came with the appliance. Add the halved gold potatoes onto the steam rack.
  • Close lid and set to Sealing.
  • Cook on Manual, High Pressure for 12 minutes.
  • Quick release, then drain off the water and excess liquid.
  • Mash the potatoes with potato masher and then add butter, milk/sour cream/cream cheese to taste, along with garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes as side dish for weeknight meal or holiday meal.