These loaded mashed potatoes are AMAZING. They are buttery and creamy. The best part, making mashed potatoes in the instant pot makes it so much easier.
These loaded mashed potatoes are so good!
And they're made in an instant pot. Which means your potatoes will be ready in no time!
We'll show you step by step how to make these mashed potatoes in your instant pot in the tutorial.
- 1 ½ cups water
- 5 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and rinsed
- 2 cups of warm half and half (milk will work too)
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons of sour cream
- 6 slices of cooked bacon, finely chopped
- 2 whole green onions, finely chopped (ends removed)
- ½-3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Making your mashed potatoes in an instant pot is really easy!
Start by selecting fresh potatoes. Peel and rinse your potatoes.
Then place the water and a teaspoon of salt into the Instant pot.
Place a basket or trivet linter and add in your whole, peeled potatoes.
Now, close and seal the Instant Pot lid. Set the pressure to high and the timer to 20 minutes.
Once your 20 minutes are done, hit cancel and allow the pressure to naturally release. (The valve will fall down.)
Once the pressure has fully released, carefully remove the baskey of potatoes out of the Instant pot.
Drain the remaining water out of the Instant Pot.
Once your pot is empty again, fill it back up with the cooked potatoes. (You could also use a large bowl for this step.)
Mash the potatoes with a hand masher or a hand held mixer, while adding your warm half and half and melted butter to make it nice and creamy.
Now you can either mix in the remaining ingredients, or just top off your individual servings of mashed potatoes with the loaded ingredients.
This is one of our favorite sides for Thanksgiving.