Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes





Yield 8 servings

This is a great basic mashed potatoes recipe made in the Instant Pot.  It is flavorful enough to eat on it's own, but also neutral enough that it is perfect for being smothered with gravy or sauce from your main dish.  These Instant Pot mashed potatoes are a staple not only at holidays, but weekly at our home.



  1. Place the red potatoes, garlic, broth, salt and pepper into the pot.
  2. Close the lid and set to sealing, then cook on high pressure for 12 minutes.  When it is done, quick release the pressure.  Open the lid and add the butter and cream cheese, then close the lid again (do not cook, just let the heat soften/melt the butter and cheese) for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and use a potato masher to mash to your preferred consistency.
  4. Serve warm. Enjoy!


  • This recipe can be doubled to feed a crowd. Double all of the ingredients except the broth, which I recommend using 3/4 cup.
  • Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten free.
  • Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/8th pot

Amount Per Serving

Calories 305

% Daily Value

Total Fat 22 g


Saturated Fat 13 g


Unsaturated Fat 6 g

Cholesterol 63 mg


Sodium 5177 mg


Total Carbohydrates 24 g


Dietary Fiber 2 g


Sugars 3 g

Protein 5 g


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

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