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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Creamy and flavorful mashed potatoes quickly prepared in your instant pot!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot, Potatoes, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Kristi Shields


  • 3 lbs Red Potatoes
  • .5 lb Sweet Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cups Chicken Stock (or vegetable broth)
  • 4 Tbsp Butter salted
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder more or less to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Chives chopped
  • Half & Half or Heavy Cream (if needed)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Peel Sweet Potatoes and chop into 1in cubes. Chop Red potatoes into 1 inch cubes (i do not peel my red potatoes, we enjoy the skin, but you can peel these if you’d like)
  • Add to your Instant Pot, pour in chicken broth and seal instant pot. Set to High Pressure and set the timer for 6 min.
  • When the Instant Pot is complete, safely quick release the pressure and remove the lid.  
  • Add butter & mash slightly. Mix in ½ the garlic powder and all the sour cream.
  • Stir and mash to your desired consistency. If it is too thick, add cream.
  • Add ½ the chives and salt & pepper to taste. Add more garlic if you desire.
  • Serve and garnish with remaining chives.