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Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Here is a very easy-to-follow recipe for mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot. These are creamy and scrumptious as a side for any meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 people


  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes quarter the potatoes.
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Whipped Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup Buttermilk any kind, such as low-fat, will work.
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 sprinkle Black Pepper you can add more or less black pepper as desired.
  • 1 leaf Parsley or Chives optional garnish.


  • You first will need to peel your potatoes, and then add them into the Instant Pot.
  • You want to use only enough water to cover the potatoes. Season lightly with some salt.
  • Cover the Instant Pot and then cook for 10 minutes on high. You can use the quick release function to check the potatoes.
  • The potatoes are done when you are able to insert a knife into them easily.
  • Drain most of the water, but leave about 1/2 cup out on your counter in case you are serving your potatoes later on.
  • Put in your sour cream, buttermilk, black pepper, salt, and butter.
  • Mash these potatoes up with a potato masher. Adjust your salt and pepper accordingly, sometimes you might need a little more.
  • You can add parsley or chopped chives as an optional garnish.