These No Drain Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the best ever homemade mashed potatoes and they take all of 20 minutes from start to finish. Check out this video recipe of how to make the best homemade no drain mashed potatoes in Instant Pot and make these soon.
You can make a big batch of these Sour Cream Instant Pot Potatoes and freeze for later use as well. Here is how to make it.
Last year, when I was researching for some easy recipes, I came across so many of them but every dish was using an Instant Pot to make it.
When I read more, I came to know how convenient it is and also saves your kitchen time, where you can do so many other things.
At the time, my sister was visiting us from the US and I asked her to get me an Instant Pot in her luggage and like a good one she obliged.
And that’s how I finally joined the Instant Pot Bandwagon. Yayyy!
The appliance was sitting on the kitchen counter for a couple of days as I got busy with some personal work, guests, some repair work etc but finally it was time to open up the packing and use this beautiful appliance.
Am I happy? Very very much. Instant pot is such a lovely gadget to have in your kitchen and it saves so much of my time, that I could use to do my professional work.
Well if you don’t have access to an IP, do use your Indian pressure cookers for the IP recipes that I am going to post.
The result will be same. Good right?
I wanted to start using the product with an easy recipe and so I chose to make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes or the pressure cooker mashed potatoes first thing.
I was so surprised to see the result, that I make my Mashed Potatoes in only Instant Pot now.
It turned out creamy, garlicky and just the perfect texture that I wanted!
Also, it was ready in just 20 minutes. I can say fuss-free Mashed Potatoes, I guess!
So, try this Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe and let me know how you liked it?
Serve it as a side with your grilled meat or vegetables and makes a delicious and healthy meal.
Here is the recipe of Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potato.
Here are some more Instant Pot recipes, that you can try – Instant Pot Chicken Stew, Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup, Instant Pot Quinoa, Instant Pot Black Beans, Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes, Instant Pot Refried Beans and Creamy Instant Pot Oatmeal.
What is Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes?
It is a delicious combination of potatoes, garlic, salt, extra virgin olive oil, butter, sour cream and cream cheese.
It has the perfect creamy texture from butter, sour cream and cheese, and a beautiful garlicky flavor that will surely satisfy your taste buds.
This dish is made in Instant Pot, which only takes 20 minutes, and then you can serve it as a side with your favorite Continental main course or breakfast dishes.
These Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes are:
- Ready in under 20 minutes
- No Drain
- freezer friendly
- One Pot
Why make Mashed Potatoes in Instant Pot?
Making mashed potatoes in Instant pot is a breeze and you can finish the process from start to finish in an exact 20 minutes.
These No Drain Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes turned out super soft and creamy and the flavors were spot on.
You can choose to play with the add ons and the toppings according to your liking.
Another advantage of making mashed potatoes in the instant pot is that you can keep the warm setting on and keep the mashed potatoes warm for a long time.
Perfect if you are doing it a few hours ahead of mealtime.
These Mashed Potatoes had a very creamy texture, used just one pot to make and they freeze very well.
I made a big batch and freeze half of it for later use.
We paired these Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes with steamed vegetables and a spicy mutton stew flavored with fennel and whole spice. Mmmm, so yum 🙂
How to make Mashed Potatoes without Instant Pot?
If you do not own a pressure cooker or Instant Pot, you can make these mash potatoes in a pan.
Add cold water, salt, and garlic in a large pot and bring it to a boil.
Add chopped potatoes and cook until softened. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until creamy.
Add olive oil, butter, sour cream, and cream cheese and mix well. Your cheesy mashed potatoes are ready.
The only disadvantage here is the time which is much more than you would spend by making these in IP or a regular pressure cooker and plus you will have to monitor the potatoes while they are boiling.
In an Instant pot, you just dump the potatoes and forget about it until it’s time to open the pot.
You can also use your Indian style pressure cooker to make this recipe.
Pro Tips by Neha
Use the potatoes that are starchy. They will make the best-mashed potatoes.
You can add some milk if the potatoes look dry.
Cook the potatoes in chicken broth for a more complex flavor.
You can keep the peel on for rustic no peel mashed potatoes.
If you want a strong garlic flavor, you can saute some smashed garlic cloves in butter and olive oil until they are slightly browned and then add the potatoes.
You can also use herbs like rosemary or thyme to flavor these mashed potatoes.
To make these Mashed Potatoes more creamy and cheesy, add ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese.
Adjust the salt and seasoning according to your taste preference.
If sour cream is not available, you either use only cream cheese, or add some milk in place of it. This is a very forgiving recipe. Play around with ingredients that are available.
To mash the potatoes, always use a potato masher or a ricer. Never use a hand blender or immersion blender as they will make the potatoes gluey.
You can add greek yogurt instead of sour cream to make these potatoes a little healthier 🙂
You can use chicken or vegetable broth in place of water to cook the potatoes.
All the ingredients added to the potatoes must be at room temperature or better still warm for better absorption by potatoes.
Will these Mashed Potatoes freeze well?
This recipe freeze very well.
Just transfer the mashed potatoes in a freezer-safe container or zip lock and freeze for up to 6 months.
Thaw and use when needed.
Can I make these Mashed Potatoes ahead of time?
You can make these potatoes 48 hours in advance.
Transfer them in a container and refrigerate until use.
When ready to serve, transfer them in an ovenproof dish and bake for 30-40 minutes at 200 degrees F.
Add some milk or cream if the potatoes have thickened.
You can also microwave these in intervals of 30 seconds and mix well after each interval.
Do Mashed Potatoes have gluten?
Potatoes are gluten-free and the other ingredients that we have added in this recipe also do not have gluten in them. So unless there is some other kitchen contamination, this recipe is free of gluten.
Can Mashed Potatoes be reheated in a microwave?
To reheat mashed potatoes in a microwave, put them in a covered dish and micro at 50% for 5 minutes. Mix well and micro for another minute.
Which potatoes make the best Mashed Potatoes?
Russet Potatoes, Idaho Potatoes, and Yukon Golds are the best potatoes to make mash potatoes as they are high in starch and yield fluffiest and smoothest results.
However, I used the regular potatoes that are available in India and the result was quite encouraging. these were the best homemade mashed potatoes ever I can ensure you.
Where to buy An Instant Pot?
Since this appliance is still not available in India, you can buy it on Amazon in the US. They do ship to many countries for a charge, so check it out here.
In case you have any family or friends coming over, you can always ask them to carry it for you in exchange for some lovely recipes.
If you do buy from the US, do understand that the US uses 110V power, so if you have different power in your country, you may need to have a convertor.
This dish is so versatile, so I can serve it with almost anything.
You can also serve it for your English Breakfast with sausages, stir-fried vegetables, eggs, and toast. May be, make this breakfast for your weekend with a cup of frothy coffee.
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Step by Step Recipe
Wash the potatoes and peel them. Cut the potatoes into equal size cubes. Add them in the instant pot with garlic, salt, and water. Put the lid on top of the instant pot and close it well.
Set the valve to the sealing position. Press the manual button and set the timer for 12 minutes. Release the steam once the time is over and the instant pot starts to beep. Open the lid.
Mash the potatoes using a potato masher.
Add olive oil, butter, sour cream, and cream cheese in the potatoes.
Mix well until the potatoes are smooth and creamy.
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- 1 kg Potatoes (Peeled and Chopped)
- ½ cup Water
- 4-6 cloves Garlic
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Butter
- ¼ cup Sour Cream
- ¼ cup Cream Cheese
- Wash the potatoes and peel them. Cut them in equal size cubes.
- Add them in the instant pot with garlic, salt and water.
- Put the lid on top of the instant pot and close it well.
- Press the manual button and set the timer for 12 minutes.
- Release the steam once the time is over and instant pot starts to beep.
- Open the lid.
- Mash the potatoes using a potato masher.
- Add olive oil, butter, sour cream and cream cheese in the potatoes and mix well until the potatoes are smooth and creamy.
- Garnish with parsley or chives.