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{Instant Pot} Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes Three Ways!

posted by Julie Evink on November 12, 2017

{Instant Pot} Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes ~ Three Different Ways! We Have Traditional Mashed Potatoes, Cheddar Bacon and Garlic Mashed All Made In Your Pressure Cooker!

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{Instant Pot} Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes ~ Three Different Ways! We Have Traditional Mashed Potatoes, Cheddar Bacon and Garlic Mashed All Made In Your Pressure Cooker!Somewhere in my life I had a bad experience with homemade mashed potatoes. I’m not sure when or where it happened but it left a bad taste in my mouth when I thought of mashed potatoes. I always imagined lumpy, dry mashed potatoes. Not those creamy, dreamy mashed potatoes that are amazing. I mean, some of those have lumps too, but those are good lumps! Kind of like me, I have good lumps. Wink, Wink! Then a friend told me to try Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes because once I did I’d never go back.

Well, she was right. So totally right. These are the mashed potatoes that dreams are made of! They are smooth, or a bit lumpy if you want them that way, creamy and dreamy! Of course, I had to give you options for them so I’ve included instructions for your basic creamy mashed potatoes with butter in them and milk or half and half. Whichever you prefer.

Then I upped the game and did a Garlic Butter Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes for those of you how are garlic lovers. Where’s my clan? That’s me!

Of course I couldn’t leave out you cheese and bacon lovers! I’ve included an option for loading your Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with crumbled bacon and sharp cheddar cheese. This is my husband’s clan. He’d put bacon and cheese on everything if he could! I mean, I guess, if you twisted my arm, I’d eat them too! Wink, Wink again!

MY OTHER RECIPES

Cheddar Bacon Mashed Potatoes made in your pressure cooker

You know what else is handy? The Instant Pot for holiday meals and the holidays are HERE. That’s right. HERE.

When did that happen? I swear I was just sending Miss K out the front door for her first day of kindergarten and now I’m looking at Thanksgiving and soon to be Christmas staring me in the face. When people told me the years flew by faster and faster as you got older I never knew exactly how right they were. I’m slightly terrified to get older if it keeps going faster. Guess it’s better than the other option!

Speaking of Miss K, we have her parent teacher conference today. I’m slightly nervous. This is my first go around. I mean, she’s an amazing child, but I’m scared I’m slightly partial to her and I might get different news! If her teacher is reading this I hope she’s laughing at me.

It’s so adorable, whenever she sees her teacher outside of school she goes over and snuggles up to her and gives her a hug. I mean bless my heart. I melt. I hope her teacher doesn’t mind either! You see, Miss K sometimes struggles with the whole “personal space”. She doesn’t really realize some people have bubbles. She’s a hugger that one. Let her warm up to you and she’ll be your little teddy bear.

I, on the other hand am not. I mean I like a hug and all but I like my space. So, to have a clingy child is a little bit of a challenge. I can’t handle a lot of touching. I know, I know enjoy it while it lasts. I try to remind myself that!

Pressure Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

My K has been in gymnastics the last week and I have had a taste of what my life is going to be like as my children get older and involved in activities. Let’s just say that I’ve depended on my Instant Pot for a lot of recipes lately! One of our favorites is Instant Pot {Pressure Cooker} Hamburger Stroganoff. It seems like you can never tire of a classic like Hamburger Stroganoff! If you are looking for a few more dinner ideas for busy nights to make in your pressure cooker try Chicken Teriyaki or Ham & Penne Pasta.

These Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the first side dish I have attempted in the pressure cooker and I’m sure I’ll be trying more after this success!

Tips for Making Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes

  • Use either russet or Yukon Gold potatoes. I prefer Yukon Gold for a buttery taste!
  • Saute garlic in butter and then add it to the mashed potatoes at the end for a garlic butter mashed potato!
  • Stir in cooked and crumbled bacon and cheese at the end of making your potatoes for a Cheddar Bacon Mashed Potato!

I love that I can leave them alone after I stick them in there and attend to other things in the kitchen. Plus, who doesn’t want to free up some stove top space when you are getting ready for the holidays? Stove and oven space becomes precious when you are preparing a big meal!

Easy Cheddar Bacon Mashed Potatoes made in your Pressure Cooker!

Tools for Making Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

The only question is which version of Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes are you going to try first?

Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 00:20 Inactive Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:08 Serves 8     adjust servings


Ingredients

  • 2 lbs (about 7 1/2 c.) Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 3/4 c. warm milk or half and half
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Cheddar Bacon

  • 1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. cooked and crumbled bacon

Garlic

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. For traditional mashed potatoes place the rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add potatoes to the pot. Pour water over top. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set to high pressure for 8 minutes. Quick release the pressure. Drain the potatoes. Place potatoes back in pot and mix with a hand mixer or potato masher. Add the butter, milk, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. 
  2. For cheddar bacon mashed potatoes place the rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add potatoes to the pot. Pour water over top. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set to high pressure for 8 minutes. Quick release the pressure. Drain the potatoes. Place potatoes back in pot and mix with a hand mixer or potato masher. Add the butter, milk, salt and pepper, cheddar cheese and bacon. Stir to combine. 
  3. For traditional garlic potatoes start by sauteeing the minced garlic in 2 Tbsp butter using the saute function on the instant pot for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove garlic and butter from IP and set aside. Place the rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add potatoes to the pot. Pour water over top. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set to high pressure for 8 minutes. Quick release the pressure. Drain the potatoes. Place potatoes back in pot and mix with a hand mixer or potato masher. Add the butter, milk, salt and pepper and garlic butter that was reserved. Stir to combine. 

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 282kcal Calories from fat 170
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 496mg21%
Carbohydrate 21g7%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g

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

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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    Comments

  • Daneille Green


    All three of these mashed potato recipes look amazing. Now, to decide on which one to make? Or, should I make all three?!

  • Malinda


    I could definitely eat all three!! And yes the years fly by faster the older we get! I’m not a very touchy feely person either, at the end of the day I’m ready for a bottle…I mean glass of wine and just to be left alone for 10 minutes, lol!

  • Melissa Howell


    These look absolutely DIVINE!

  • Erin @ The Speckled Palate


    1. I’m IN LOVE with the idea of using the Instant Pot for holiday meals! What a great way to whip out some dishes quickly and without taking up anymore stovetop OR oven space! (It seems like this is our #1 struggle in my family, ha.)

    2. Like you, I’m not super touchy-feely, but I have a kid who is and who climbs all over me like a jungle gym. I know that I’ll be sad the day she decides she doesn’t want to be all over her mama, but it’s an interesting conundrum because space… well, it’s nice. 😉

    3. I want to try every rendition of these potatoes. You know, for research for next week…

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