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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the gourmet way to eat mashed potatoes! You’ll be so glad you decided to make them!
Cheesy Garlic Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
When I realized that I could make mashed potatoes in my Instant Pot, I was pretty excited! One of the things that I dislike the most about making mashed potatoes on the stove is checking regularly to see if the potatoes are soft enough to mash. I think I get a little impatient with the whole process and always check too often to see if the potatoes are soft enough to mash. With the Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, I don’t have to use near the mental energy to get them done. Just toss them in and don’t check on them until they’re done.
How Do I Make Mashed Potatoes in the Instant Pot?
It’s simple! Just peel and chop your potatoes. Add chicken broth, garlic and salt and cook for 8 minutes on high pressure. Quick release or Natural release — after all, it won’t matter how mushy they are, since you’re about to mash them anyway. Then, all you have to do is add the extra ingredients (milk, butter, cream cheese and cheese) to make them creamy and cheesy!
How Long Do You Cook Potatoes in a Pressure Cooker for Mashed Potatoes?
It all depends on how small you chop your potatoes and if you want to quick release the steam or natural release it. For this Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe, I recommend cutting the potatoes in medium sized pieces (in quarters or 6’s for medium or medium-large potatoes) and then cooking for 8 minutes. I chose to natural release my pressure, but from what I’ve read, quick releasing the pressure will work as well.
Why Do I Love Making These Cheesy Garlic Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes?
It’s because of all the amazing tasting dairy products that it uses! Cheese, Cream Cheese, Butter and Milk are all beautifully blended into the potatoes to create an amazing, smooth and tasty side dish. In our family, we don’t drink a lot of milk, but we LOVE cooking with lots of cheese and real butter to get the calcium and vitamins. Any time I can add cream cheese to a dish, we’re all pretty happy about how it tastes, too! Adding some kind of your favorite dairy product almost always makes the dish taste better! Did you know that dairy farm families are the source of the naturally good dairy products we all love! It’s not just thrown together in a factory, but they have to milk the cows in order for us to have these amazing ingredients! Every time you purchase a dairy product, you’re helping to support local dairy farmers and their families.
What If I Don’t Like Some of the Ingredients, Is There a Way to Change Them?
Yes! Some people don’t like cream cheese. If you need to leave it out, I’d add sour cream, whipping cream or even a little extra milk to the pot to get the desired taste you want. Just remember, add the milk slowly to get the right consistency. If it’s butter you don’t like, leave it out and increase the milk. If it’s cheese you don’t like, just leave it out. Nobody says you HAVE to have cheesy potatoes. If you like all of those ingredients, then you’re in for a treat! The most amazing mashed potatoes are coming your way!
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Cheesy Garlic Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the gourmet way to eat mashed potatoes!
- 5 lbs yellow potatoes
- 1.25 cups chicken broth
- 3 Tbsp minced garlic
- 3 tbsp butter, divided
- 1 8 oz block cream cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup real bacon bits
- Dried Parsley or sliced green onions and/or chives for garnish
- Peel & Chop potatoes.
- Place chopped potatoes in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
- Pour chicken broth over the top, followed by minced garlic, salt and 1 tbsp of butter.
- Close lid, close valve and set to cook on Manual/Pressure Cook, high pressure for 8 minutes.
- Natural release (or quick release)
- Mash potatoes and then add cheese, cream cheese, the rest of the butter and milk.
- Continue mashing until all ingredients are mixed together nicely OR use mixer to beat until smooth.
- Garnish with parsley or sliced green onions.