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mashed potatoes in blue bowl with herbs and butter

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Skin On

This Instant Pot Skin On Mashed Potatoes recipe significantly cuts down the time and effort required by using a much-loved kitchen gadget.
Course Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 144kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 Pounds White Potatoes Washed And Quartered, about 5
  • 2 Cups Water
  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • ¼ Cup Sour Cream More if needed
  • ¼ Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ Cup 2% Milk Warm
  • ¼ Tsp. Salt Or To Taste
  • ¼ Tsp. Ground Pepper Or To Taste


  • Wash and cut the potatoes in 4 pieces. Place potatoes and add the water add the lid and turn the knob to sealing. Cook on pressure high for 8 minutes.
    steps 1-5 to make mashed potatoes
  • Quick release and drain; place the potatoes in a mixing bowl. Mash potatoes to desired consistency; stir in remaining ingredients.
    steps 6 and 7 to make instant pot mashed potatoes
  • Garnish with butter and chives (optional). Serve and enjoy.
    mashed potatoes in white bowl with herb and butter


  • Here are a few tips and tricks when it comes to freezing mashed potatoes. 
  • Be sure that you cook the potatoes completely, as this is necessary for mashing. 
  • Consider adding butter to the container before adding the mashed potatoes. 
  • Again, the fat will be served as a protection; keeping your red mashed potatoes fresh and ready to be heated before serving. 
  • Consider diving the mashed potatoes into serving size portion so that it is ready for when you prepared to serve it on Thanksgiving Day, mealtime, or any day. 
Calories are estimated per serving. 
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Serving: 8People | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 464mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 4mg