Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes

IP Mashed Potatoes


  • Instant Pot®


  • 5 to 8 medium potatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces Half-and-Half
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the washed potatoes in the Instant Pot.
  2. Pour on the water and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Press MANUAL and then use the + (PLUS) or - (MINUS) button to choose 20 minutes pressure cooking time.
  4. When time is up, open the cooker using QPR.
  5. Transfer potatoes to mixing bowl, reserving the cooking water. Remove the skins while they are still hot.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid and 2 tablespoons Half-and-Half and begin mashing with a potato masher. Continue adding small quantities of the cooking liquid and half-and-half until the desired consistency is reached.
  7. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.