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Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Dorich


  • 2 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes washed, peeled, and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 heaping tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • garnish: melted butter parsley, chives, sage, or whatever herb you have on hand! 


  • Add the chicken broth to the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place the steamer basket or trivet on top of the broth and add your potatoes. Sprinkle with half the salt. Put the lid on the pot and turn to sealed. Set the manual timer to 8 minutes.
  • While potatoes cook, melt butter in a small sauce pan. Once melted, add the milk. Cook over low heat until warm. 
  • When Instant Pot beeps, do a quick release and release the pressure. Remove potatoes from the pot and add to a large mixing bowl. Add half of the butter and milk combination and the sour cream.
  • Using a hand mixer, mix on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy. Add additional milk/butter mixture until you get your desired consistency. I used about 3/4 of the mixture. 
  • Add pepper and garlic powder and then taste and add additional salt if desired. Garnish with herbs and butter.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired and serve immediately.