Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are creamy and delicious without any dairy or oil. And you don’t even need to drain the potatoes! This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
Cooking in the Instant Pot is such a time saver, which is especially helpful around the holidays.
I first learned how to use a pressure cooker from the wonderful book by Jill Nussinow, The New Fast Food.
Now I use my Instant Pot several times a week to cook grains, beans, and meals like Vegan Wild Rice Soup.
And Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are my favorite way to prepare the classic Thanksgiving side.
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are easy to make and incredibly creamy and delicious!
Imagine being able to throw some potatoes in a pot, walk away, then come back to perfectly cooked tubers that are easy to mash and full of flavor.
And you don’t even need to drain them!
Plus you can keep the mashed potatoes warm all throughout your meal.
Sounds almost too good to be true!
I love using gold potatoes (also known as Yukon gold potatoes or yellow potatoes) to make this recipe.
They are buttery with a thin skin you don’t even need to peel.
If you can, always buy organic potatoes.
The conventional ones are on the “Dirty Dozen” list of produce containing the most pesticide residue.
Making these mashed potatoes is simple:
Quarter the potatoes (I leave the skin on).
Add them to the Instant Pot with some vegetable broth.
Set the timer for 4 minutes.
Quick release the pressure.
Add a little plant-based milk and mash the potatoes until they are the desired texture.
Give them a taste and add salt and pepper.
Keep the Instant Pot on the warm function so they remain hot throughout your meal.
It doesn’t get much easier than that.
And don’t forget the Easy Vegan Mushroom Gravy!
Now let’s make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Dairy-Free)
- Add the potatoes and vegetable broth to the Instant Pot. Close the lid. Press Manual and set the timer for 4 minutes.
- When the 4 minutes is up, carefully release the pressure manually.
- Add the non-dairy milk and mash with a potato masher until you reach the desired consistency.
- Add salt and pepper, to taste.