Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream are the most delicious mashed potatoes you will ever have. They’re light, creamy, buttery & quick to make with the help of your pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy mashed potatoes, instant pot mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, sour cream mashed potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Time for pressure to build: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 310 kcal

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream are the most delicious mashed potatoes you will ever have. They’re light, creamy, buttery & quick to make with the help of your pressure cooker.

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chives for topping

Instructions

  1. Place peeled and sliced potatoes in Instant Pot.
    Cut potatoes in instant pot before cooking.
  2. Add chicken broth and salt.
  3. Place lid on Instant Pot and set valve to seal.
  4. Cook on MANUAL high pressure for 8 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes for the pressure to build, then a countdown timer will begin.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan, until the butter is melted. Keep warm.
  6. Once the cook time is up, quick release the pressure and remove the lid.
    Side view of instant pot filled with mashed potatoes.
  7. Drain potatoes and return them to the pot.
  8. Add the milk-butter mixture and sour cream and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes to your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    Cut cooked potatoes in instant pot with dollop of sour cream.
  9. Alternatively, you can transfer the potatoes to a stand mixer bowl. Beat on low for about 30 seconds, or until milk is absorbed. Gradually turn up speed and mix for 1 minute longer. Switch to whipping attachment and beat for about 1 minute, or until fluffy.
  10. Serve warm topped with extra butter (if desireand chopped chives.
    Overhead close up of instant pot mashed potatoes in grey bowl with two pats of melted butter & chives.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 740mg32%
Potassium 1107mg32%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 568IU11%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.