The BEST Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes


Mashed potatoes are a big deal in our house. They are my husband’s favorite way to eat potatoes, and I honestly think I could serve them 4 nights a week and he’d be okay with it! Then there’s me on the other hand – mashed potatoes are justΒ okay.Β I don’t typically eat them at restaurants, because I’m picky about them.

They can’t be too dry.

But they can’t be too soupy.

They can’t be too buttery.

But they have to have flavor; bland mashed potatoes are theΒ worst.

Like I said, picky. But, these instant pot mashed potatoes live up to my standards, and my husband loves them as well. The secret? Cooking them in chicken broth so they soak up the extra flavor!


One of our favorite ways to eat mashed potatoes is topped with this Slow Cooker Pulled Barbecue Chicken.Β Together, they make the most amazing combination – and they’re both so easy, too!


Do you have any favorite ways to eat mashed potatoes? I’m always looking for new ideas to keep them interesting!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
  • 6-8 Russet potatoes, cubed (and peeled if desired)
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 2 tsp. seaoned salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  1. Place cubed potatoes in Instant Pot. Pour chicken both over potatoes.

  2. Place lid on, twist to close. Make sure valve is on 'sealing.' Press manual, and set for 10 minutes.

  3. When timer goes off, do a quick release and carefully remove lid (wear an oven mitt!). 

  4. Use a potato masher or hand mixer to mash potatoes. Add milk, butter, cream cheese and sour cream.

  5. When the potatoes have reached the consistency you like, add salt and pepper to taste.

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  1. Susie Liberatore

    I LOVE mashed potatoes and can’t wait to try this one!!

  2. Apryl @ heart, hope, & hustle

    I can’t wait to try these!! We use our pressure cooker constantly! Never tried mashed potatoes!

  3. Akamatra

    I love potatoes in every form! I have to try this recipe asap, thanks for sharing!

  4. Dipti

    I like Potato wedges and have them quite a lot. This one is worth trying.Thanks for sharing

  5. Tara

    Omggg mashed potatoes are my absolute favorite food! These look delicious! I’m always looking for new awesome ways to make mashed potatoes. I will definitely be trying this soon!

  6. nlampert

    I really love mashed potatoes but don’t make them too often because they’re so labour intensive. I really need to think about investing in an instant pot.

  7. Hanna Rose

    I love this recipe I love mashed potatoes but I don’t make it often because it takes time. Gonna try yours πŸ™‚

  8. kage2015

    I don’t own a instant pot but these look delicious. We love our mashed potato.

  9. Victoria

    I keep seeing all of these delicious instant pot recipes. I think I’m going to have to invest in one

  10. Amber

    Thank you for this! I love mashed potatoes so I’ll be trying these out. Plus I need to use my Instant Pot!

  11. Ant @

    My husband is pretty picky about these too…and my toddler (who eats everything), won’t touch mashed potatoes. I’m going to give this a try. Never thought to put chicken bouillon in the mix.

  12. Thirty-Something Angie

    These look amazing! I’ll have to try them!

  13. toastycritic

    I would have never thought of using cream cheese on the mashed potatoes. But my daughter and I loved them. We will have to try this out.

  14. munniofalltrades

    Well according to me, mash potatoes can never be too buttery πŸ˜› I loved the idea of cooking it with chicken broth πŸ™‚

  15. Blair Villanueva

    I love mashed potato. Its my alternative if i dont find some rice or bread πŸ™‚ Perfect with boiled broccolli and carrots.

  16. thegreenhornpen

    Love it! Would you like to share a recipe or two on our women’s community ! Let’s get in touch at

  17. Tina Basu

    whoa, this is super cool, the carb lover in me loves potatoes (but i try to hide that carb lover)

  18. Shilpa Bindlish

    Potatoes are used in my kitchen most frequently and in different recipes. This is the most versatile veggie πŸ˜‰

  19. Amila Wickramarachchi

    I love mashed potatoes.But I have never tried like this at home.Usually,it is a restaurant dish for me.This recipe sounds easy and I want to try!

  20. Valerie CottageMakingMommy

    Oh yes. You make them like I like them. Creamy. Nobody wants lumpy mashed potatoes.

  21. Sushmita Thakare Jain

    Love mashed potato, and then making stuff further from it. Loved the quick recipe thanks for sharing dear πŸ˜€

  22. OurIrishFamily

    I love potatoes, being from Ireland, it’s pretty much the staple food for our dinners, however like you I am fussy when they are mashed (no lumps, EVER). Your recipe looks great πŸ™‚

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