Simple Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes


  • 1 ¼ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 cubeschicken bouillon
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Add to a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) with water and bouillon cubes. Select Saute function; set timer for 4 minutes on High.


  • Step 2

    Mix potatoes and water and break up the bouillon cubes. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Step 3

    Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method. Remove the pot and carefully drain off most of the liquid.

  • Step 4

    Add sour cream, butter, and milk. Gently mash with a potato masher to reach your desired consistency.

  • Cook's Note:

    If you choose to use chicken broth instead of the bouillon, your are going to need to add 1 teaspoon salt.

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