Instant pot mashed potatoes, a simple recipe for easy to cook pressure cooker mashed potatoes
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Rachael
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Simple Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, are the easiest, fastest, fluffiest mashed potatoes you will ever make.
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  • 5 pounds russet potatoes peeled and chunked
  • Water maximum 1 1/2 cups, you need about an inch in the bottom of your pressure cooker, so amount may vary depending on the size of pressure cooker you use.
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

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  1. Fill Instant Pot pot with 1 inch of water in the bottom, maximum 1 1/2 cups water.

  2. Peel and chop the russet potatoes.
  3. Place potatoes in an Instant Pot.
  4. Add the teaspoon of salt.
  5. Put the lid on top of the Instant Pot, and turn to close the lid.
  6. Set the valve to “sealing”.
  7. Press the MANUAL button. Press the +/- button to set to 12 minutes.
  8. Let the IP do it’s job. It will take a little while for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. At which time it will start counting down.
  9. When it counts to zero, it should beep. At this time, turn the valve/ vent to Venting. Immediately turn the steam release handle back to the Sealing position at the first sign of spattering. Quick Release should ALWAYS be closely attended.
  10. Once the pressure cooker has vented, open it, and add the milk and butter, as well as salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes right in the pot.
  12. Enjoy
Nutrition Information
Calories: 224, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 289mg, Potassium: 963mg, Carbohydrates: 41g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 165%, Vitamin C: 13%, Calcium: 46%, Iron: 1.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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