Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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These garlic cheese mashed potatoes are so easy to make thanks to the Instant Pot. Making Instant Pot mashed potatoes could not be easier, it’s the best low matienance way to make garlic mashed potatoes.

Pin for IP Mashed potatoes.

Experimenting with my pressure cooker outside of canning has found me discovering some other delicious ways to use it. It can be used to cook full meals like soups, stews, and ribs or even for yummy sides like these Garlic Cheese Mashed Potatoes.

The convenience of cooking and whipping them up in the same pot while I tended to other items on the stove was a game changer. Mashed potatoes can be pretty ho-hum but with a few special ingredients the flavors just pop and they make a great side dish alongside just about anything.

Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 lbs. Russet or red potatoes
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ¼-½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. diced garlic
  • 1 tsp. Coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground black pepper
view of finished garlic mashed potatoes from the Instant Pot

How To Make Garlic Cheese Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Wash potatoes well and peel if you like. I like to peel some skin off and leave some on for flavor, it is all about your taste preference.
  2. Bring water and chicken broth to a boil in your pressure cooker set to high, with the lid off.
  3. Add potatoes and secure lid, making sure that the release lever is closed.
  4. Set pressure cooker to high and cook for 25 minutes.
  5. Release pressure with the lever.
  6. Use hot pads to remove center pot and drain potatoes.
  7. Put potatoes back in pressure cooker along with half and half, butter, parmesan cheese, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper.
  8. Mash well with a hand masher until fairly smooth.
  9. Turn pressure cooker off but replace lid to keep them warm until ready to serve.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
image showing finished instant pot garlic mashed potatoes

Tips, Tricks, & Tools:

Always read the manual, check cooking instructions on your particular model, and be very familiar with it before attempting to use it.

Here’s a link to a pressure cooker on Amazon in case you are interested in purchasing an electric pressure cooker! I love Instant Pot but if that is out of your price range this is a great option as well

Another link that I think you will find useful is for this simple but effective potato masher. It’s a great way to make your Instant Pot garlic mashed potatoes the perfect texture.

Another view of the finished mashed potatoes with garlic and cheese

Printable Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe:

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe:
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 lbs. Russet or red potatoes
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ¼-½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. diced garlic
  • 1 tsp. Coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground black pepper

Instructions

    1. Wash potatoes well and peel if you like. I like to peel some skin off and leave some on for flavor, it is all about your taste preference.
    2. Bring water and chicken broth to a boil in your pressure cooker set to high, with the lid off.
    3. Add potatoes and secure lid, making sure that the release lever is closed.
    4. Set pressure cooker to high and cook for 25 minutes.
    5. Release pressure with the lever.
    6. Use hot pads to remove center pot and drain potatoes.
    7. Put potatoes back in pressure cooker along with half and half, butter, parmesan cheese, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper.
    8. Mash well with a hand masher until fairly smooth.
    9. Turn pressure cooker off but replace lid to keep them warm until ready to serve.
    10. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 653mg Carbohydrates: 36g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

Looking for more awesome Instant Pot recipes?

If you ever get tired of eating these delicious Instant Pot garlic mashed potatoes you can dive into some of these other awesome meals that are simple and easy thanks to the pressure cooker.

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