instant pot garlic mashed potatoes

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes (no drain)

  • Author: My Heart Beets
  • Yield: 7-8 1x


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes (or a combination of russet and yukon gold), peeled or unpeeled
  • 68 cloves garlic (I like 8)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • ½1 cup milk, adjust to consistency preference

Optional ingredients:

  • ⅔ cup – 1 cup grated parmesan, adjust to taste
  • 24 tablespoons heavy cream, to consistency preference

*see notes for other additional ingredient ideas


  1. Add the potatoes, garlic, water and salt to the pot.
  2. Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 16 minutes at high pressure.
  3. Quick release pressure.
  4. Add the butter, mash, then slowly add milk and heavy cream if using while mashing the potatoes.
  5. Optional: add the parmesan or any other ingredients if desired.
  6. Top with freshly ground black pepper and chives. Add more butter if desired.


  • A few ideas: You can mix in sour cream or cream cheese if you prefer a bit of tang. Or you can sprinkle in bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions for loaded mashed potatoes!