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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


  • 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 parsley, basil, green onions, or chives


  1. 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.
  2. While potatoes cook, melt butter in a small sauce pan. Once melted, add the milk. Cook over low heat until warm.
  3. 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.
  4. Add pepper and garlic powder and then taste and add additional salt if desired. Garnish with herbs and butter.

    Serve immediately.