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Bowl of garlic mashed potatoes topped with chives

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes is a guide to making perfect, fluffy mashed potatoes in the pressure cooker in minutes!

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  • 3 lbs. potatoes peeled and chopped into 2" chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed and peeled
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup half and half room temperature
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh chives or parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Place the potatoes and garlic in the Instant Pot, then add the water and salt. Secure the lid and close the sealing valve, and cook at High Pressure for 8 minutes. Quick release the pressure when finished cooking. Note: the Instant Pot will take 10-15 minutes to come to pressure before the cooking time begins.
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander, then add back to the Instant Pot. Add the butter, half and half, salt and pepper to taste, and mash well.
  • Serve mashed potatoes topped with fresh chives. Enjoy!


  • I highly recommend using yukon gold potatoes for these mashed potatoes. They make the creamiest mashed potatoes, and I don't use anything else!
  • The half and half may be substituted for whole milk, heavy cream, a combination of both, or low fat milk to make them lighter.
  • Add more or less liquid to achieve the desired consistency.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 297kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 227mg, Potassium: 1015mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 376IU, Vitamin C: 46mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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