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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, 5 pound recipe

How to make light and fluffy mashed potatoes in your Instant Pot and enough to feed a crowd.


  • 5 pounds potatoes peeled and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 tablespoons butter sliced
  • 1/2 cup half and half or heavy cream more as needed


  • Place the prepared potatoes in the Instant Pot. Add the broth, milk and season lightly with salt and ground black pepper and stir.
  • Lock the lid and turn the valve to the Sealing position. Pressure Cook/Manual on HIGH for 12 minutes.
  • When the cook time is up allow for Natural Pressure Release for 5 minutes. Then, slowly move the valve to the venting position to release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove the lid and use a potato masher to start mashing the potatoes. Add the butter and half and half and keep mashing until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately or place them on the keep warm setting in the Instant Pot until ready to serve.


For lighter potatoes you can use milk instead of half and half or heavy cream.
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
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