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instant pot mashed potatoes

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Scrumptious and ready in 30 minutes.

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 3 lbs potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp rosemary optional
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Wash and dry potatoes (I use gold potatoes).

  2. Cut into equal pieces. You can leave the skin on.

  3. Insert wire rack in the instant pot and add 1 cup of water and 1 tsp of salt.

  4. Place the potatoes on the wire rack and add the garlic cloves and rosemary.

  5. Lock the lid and select pressure cook. Set for 10 minutes. It will take approximately 10 minutes to come to pressure and 10 minutes to cook.

  6. Do a quick release (follow instructions in your manual). Carefully remove lid.

  7. Remove the wire rack and potatoes. Drain the excess water from the pot.

  8. Place the potatoes back in the Instant Pot. Add melter butter, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper. Use a hand mixer to blend all of the ingredients together.

  9. Add anything else you love in your mashed potatoes and they are ready to serve. So quick and easy.