fbpx
facebook pinterest twitter instagram

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes to Make Ahead & Freeze

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links which means I earn a small commission on your purchase. Learn more here.

I recently learned that it’s possible to make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, and let me tell you what a game changer that’s been! I used to hate making mashed potatoes, but no more! If you’re looking to change your mashed potato game for good, here you go!

instant pot mashed potatoes (1)

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

The best part of making Instant Pot mashed potatoes is there’s no guessing. There’s no watching the pot for boiling water to see when to start the timer, there’s not undercooked potatoes that won’t mash well. Everybody has that problem, right? NO?! Just me?? Well, I’m not afraid to admit that I love how easy my Instant Pot makes some cooking tasks. Beans without soaking, potatoes, whole chickens, stock, my instant pot has really become my kitchen hero.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ chunks
  • Water to cover
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed (or 8 ounces if desired for real decadence)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

What to change up the taste? These pepper jack mashed potatoes are also delicious!

How to make mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot

  • Peel potatoes, wash, then cut into 1″ pieces. Place in Instant Pot inner pot and fill with water to completely cover. Lock lid, make sure pressure release valve is pushed back in the locked position.
  • Cook on manual high for 8 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes or IP to come to pressure. Manually release pressure and carefully open lid away from you so the steam does not burn your face.

mash potatoes in instant pot (1)

  • Drain water from potatoes then add butter, cream cheese, milk, salt and pepper and mash potatoes with a hand mixer or potato masher.
  • I mix right in my Instant Pot inner lid so I have fewer dishes to wash. So easy!

How to freeze mashed potatoes

If you happen to have leftover mashed potatoes, you can freeze them! It’s so simple. Just put them in the appropriate sized container after they’ve cooled completely, cover well, and freeze. If you freeze them in an oven safe dish, that makes reheating them even that much more simple. If you don’t want to freeze leftover potatoes, I also highly recommend making homemade pierogi!

How to reheat mashed potatoes

The day before you want to serve them, put them in the fridge to thaw overnight. The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fluff potatoes before baking, and then bake for 30-40 minutes, until they’re piping hot. If they’re a little bit dry, add a little more milk.

perfect instant pot mashed potatoes (1)

 

Yield: 8 cups

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

instant pot mashed potatoes (1)

I recently learned that it's possible to make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, and let me tell you want a game changer that's been! I used to hate making mashed potatoes, but no more! If you're looking to change your mashed potato game for good, here you go!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
  • Water to cover
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes, wash, then cut into 1" pieces. Place in Instant Pot inner pot and fill with water to completely cover. Lock lid, make sure pressure release valve is pushed back in the locked position.
  2. Cook on manual high for 8 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes or IP to come to pressure. Manually release pressure and carefully open lid away from you so the steam does not burn your face.
  3. Drain water from potatoes then mash potatoes with a hand mixer or potato masher.
  4. Add butter, cream cheese, milk, salt and pepper and mix well.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is not always correct.

Recipes to Complete your Thanksgiving Meal

If you need more recipes to complete your Thanksgiving meal, look no further!

 

SimplifyLiveLove is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
blank

About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *