Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes  Nutmeg Notebook

Instant Pot Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Nutmeg Notebook

Mashed potatoes are so easy in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. You cook, mash and keep them warm all in the Instant Pot. No draining water off either and the taste – nothing short of fabulous! Now you will make mashed potatoes all the time not just at the holidays. Skin on or off? I like the soft thin skins of the Yukon Gold potatoes left on but if you prefer go ahead and peel them!

I made you all this little video so you could see just how easy using the Instant Pot is and how quick you can make amazing Garlic Mashed Potatoes! Stay tuned to see how to use these mashed potatoes to stuff portabello mushrooms for the air fryer! That will be my next video.

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This is my 6 quart Instant Pot. I also have the 8 quart and the 3 quart and I use them all the time. That are super safe – these are not like the ones your Grandma used. These are electric and you toss all the ingredients in, set the timer and walk away. When it’s done cooking it goes to a warm setting until you are ready to serve. It can cook grains, potatoes, chili, soup, lentils, beans, it’s a yogurt maker, slow cooker and a rice cooker too. If you don’t own one yet what are you waiting for? The Instant Pot is available from Amazon. If you use my affiliate link it helps to support this page without any extra cost to you.  Thank you.

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks – or your favorite kind of potato
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 8 cloves of garlic – or to taste
  • 2-3 teaspoons Benson’s Table Tasty Salt Substitute or your favorite salt substitute
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, warmed so it doesn’t cool down the potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried Chives or 2 tablespoons fresh minced chives
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of Cayenne pepper

Put the potatoes, broth and garlic cloves in the Instant Pot, secure the lid and press manual, set time for 4 minutes. When it is done cooking use quick pressure release. Open pot carefully as it will be hot, do not drain the liquid, using a potato masher start mashing making sure you get the cloves of garlic. Add all of the seasonings. Add the almond milk a little at a time – you may not need it all depending on how creamy you like your potatoes. Keep mashing and adding the warm almond milk until you have the desired consistency.

Variations: you can change up the seasonings, add fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary or an Italian seasoning mix, Herbs de Provence, sun dried tomatoes, use half rutabagas or parsnips in place of half the potatoes, customize them to suit your needs.

Serves 4-6

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  1. Carol Lloyd says:

    Love your videos!
    I am going to buy an instant pot, but I am not sure whether to get the 6 or 8 quart, what would you suggest?
    Thank you!

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Carol,

      I have the 8 qt, 6 qt and the 3 qt. You can double a lot of recipes in the 8 qt and cook larger amounts of corn on the cob, artichokes and so on. The 6 qt I had first and still use it all the time. We are a family of just 2 and it works well for the amounts we want to cook most of the time. The larger is great when entertaining, batch cooking or if you have a large family. The cost difference isn’t that great. The 3 qt is wonderful for oats, oat groats, quinoa and traveling!

      What ever size you get you will love it!

      Happy Cooking,


  2. Lisa Westerman says:

    This is my favorite recipe from your blog. My family loves it!

  3. Alison says:

    Hi Tami, What kind of milk do you think would work as a substitute for the almond milk? I have two kids with nut allergies but who love mashed potatoes!

    1. Tami says:

      I think you could use Soy milk or oat milk with good results.

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    […] and use Balsamic vinegar in the lentils. Yum! You can add chives or garlic to the potatoes or use my Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes for the topping. I will be making this for our Easter dinner with my mashed potatoes on top! […]

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