Comforting & Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes

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Surely mashed potatoes have to rank among the list of ultimate comfort foods?! These Instant Pot Creamy Mashed Red Potatoes are a taste sensation! Combine your red potatoes, garlic, and cream cheese and in 20 minutes you have the ideal side for virtually any entrée.

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Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Okay, so this recipe is for Instant Pot mashed red potatoes, but there is absolutely no reason why you can’t just boil up some potatoes the old-fashioned way on the stovetop and turn them into the creamy, comforting mashed potatoes you see here. The only difference will be the length of time it takes.

Using an Instant Pot you’ll have mashed red potatoes on the table in less than 20 minutes – you don’t even have to peel the potatoes!

Instead of the usual butter and cream/milk, they are mashed with cream cheese and chicken broth, and yield such delicious mashed potatoes that you’ll wonder why you never made them this way before!

Mashed potatoes are a great side dish for a wide variety of mains including chicken, beef, and pork chops.


Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

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Instant Pot Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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How Do I Make Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes?

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Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

These Instant Pot Creamy Mashed Red Potatoes are a taste sensation!


  • 2 lbs (900g) red potatoes, washed and cubed
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 oz (100g) cream cheese, cut into chunks


  1. Place potatoes, garlic, and broth in Instant Pot. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  2. Add the lid and flip pressure valve to the “Sealing” position. Select the “Manual” option and adjust the setting to “high.” Set cook time to 8 minutes. When finished, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.
  3. Carefully open the lid and add cream cheese. Mash potato mixture with a potato masher or an immersion blender until blended, but not completely smooth.
  4. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste, and serve immediately. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 254mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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