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Recipe for Instant Pot mashed potatoes

Best Damn Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


An absolutely heavenly recipe for Instant Pot mashed potatoes. Rich, creamy, fluffy potatoes with garlic and parmesan cheese.


  • 3 lbs. Russet potatoes, washed and quartered (not peeled)
  • 3 cloves of fresh minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup water


  1. Pour 1 cup of water into Instant Pot liner and add trivet or steamer basket. Add potatoes. Secure lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  2. When pressure cook time is complete, press cancel, quick release the pressure, carefully remove lid, remove potatoes and set aside, drain water from pot.
  3. Put pot back in place, add butter and press sauté (medium level if applicable). When butter is melted, add the garlic, salt and white pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. After the 2 minutes are up, press cancel and add potatoes back to pot.
  5. Use a wooden spoon or potato masher and start mixing everything together while slowly adding the heavy cream. Then add in the parmesan cheese.
  6. Continue mashing or use a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes to reach desired consistency.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: instant pot, mashed potatoes