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Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes

These Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food! They are perfect for a weeknight meal or a great addition to a Sunday Supper.

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The cool, crisp Fall temps here in Maine have been so enjoyable! It is the perfect weather for making comfort foods. I typically try to stick to healthier recipes, but every now and then it is fun to splurge. I love using my Instant Pot for making all types of recipes. One thing I had not tried until today is making mashed potatoes in it. I decided if I was going to make a comfort food that I was going to go all out. These Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes really hit the spot. They were easy to make and a huge hit with the family too!

Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Here is what you will need to make these decadent and delicious Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes:

  • Water
  • Russet Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Bacon
  • Green Onions
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper

Start off by peeling and rinsing about five pounds of Russet Potatoes.

Then, add the water and a teaspoon of salt into the Instant Pot. Place the trivet liner or basket into the pot and add whole peeled potatoes.

Close and seal the Instant Pot lid. Put it to high pressure and set timer for 20 minutes. After the pressure builds, the timer will count down for 20 minutes. When it is done, hit cancel and allow the pressure to naturally release.

When the pressure has released, remove lid from pot. Carefully, remove basket of potatoes and drain fluid out of pot. Return potatoes to the pot or put them in large bowl to mash. Slowly add milk and butter while mashing potatoes with a hand masher.

Then, add remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes

5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 450kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 5 pounds russet potatoes peeled and rinsed
  • 2 cups warm milk or half and half for a richer mashed potatoes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 8 slices cooked bacon finely chopped
  • 2 whole green onions finely chopped (ends removed)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add water and a teaspoon of salt into the Instant Pot, insert basket or trivet liner and add in whole peeled potatoes.
  • Close and seal Instant Pot lid. Set to high pressure and set timer to 20 minutes.
  • Once 20 minutes are done, hit cancel, and allow for the pressure to naturally release (valve will fall down).
  • When pressure has released, carefully remove basket with potatoes out of Instant Pot and drain the Instant Pot.
  • Return potatoes either into the Instant Pot or into a large bowl.
  • Mash potatoes with a hand masher or a hand mixer, adding a little bit of milk and melted butter as you mash until it reaches your desired consistency and is thick.
  • Mix in your remaining ingredients, taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 1326mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 603IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 3mg

What else can I add to the Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes?

The sky is the limit with this delicious comfort food recipe. When I want to get really fancy, I use half and half or cream instead of milk. Calories..what calories? Another great idea is to add cream cheese into the potatoes when mashing them.

So Tell Me…

Do you have a favorite comfort food? Have you ever made mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot? What is your favorite ingredient to add to potatoes?

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Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!

5 from 3 votes (1 rating without comment)
Recipe Rating


Monday 6th of June 2022

It looks very tasty. Proper and wholesome nutrition is the key to good health. Must definitely try, thanks, add to bookmarks!


Saturday 16th of April 2022

wow, these instant pot loaded mashed potatoes looks so delicious and yummy. i just love this recipe. thanks for sharing this wonderful article and recipe of mashed potatoes.


Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Thanks sharing this article about the instant pot loaded mashed potatoes


Friday 17th of January 2020

It looks very tasty. Proper and wholesome nutrition is the key to good health. Must definitely try, thanks, add to bookmarks!

Carrie Hurst

Wednesday 9th of October 2019

Wow. These look absolutely fantastic!! I do not have an you think I could possibly recreate these in a crock pot? Any tips?