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Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes

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  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x


These Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are a simple, quick and delicious side dish for any weeknight dinner! They are crazy delicious and taste amazing!


  • 2 1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 7 medium potatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (plus more, to taste)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Black pepper to taste (freshly ground if you have it)


  1. Scrub the potatoes and cut into 1-inch to 2-inch cubes. Put the potatoes in the Instant Pot. Sprinkle the salt over the potatoes and pour in the chicken broth.
  2. Put the lid on, turn the valve to sealing, and set to manual, high pressure for 8 minutes. When the potatoes are done do a quick release.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, combine garlic, half & half and butter in a glass measuring cup. Heat in microwave for about 60-75 seconds.
  4. Drain the potatoes, reserving any cooking liquid (there won’t be a lot of liquid left). Pour the warmed half & half mixture over the potatoes (still in the IP). Use a a potato masher to break up to desired consistency (I like to leave a few small chunks in mine). If more liquid is needed, add the reserved cooking liquid.
  5. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Serve immediately or keep on warm setting until ready to serve.


I prefer to leave the skin on the potatoes, but feel free to peel them.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes + time to build up to pressure
  • Category: Side Dishes