Pressure Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Pressure Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes


  • 3 pounds yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, or to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper to taste


For best results, we recommend using:


  1. Combine potatoes, water, and salt in a pressure cooker.
  2. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  3. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 8 minutes on High pressure.
  4. Once the cooking cycle has completed, set steam vent to Venting to quick-release pressure.
  5. Stir heavy cream and butter together in a small saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted, 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Drain potatoes, reserving the liquid.
  7. Mash potatoes in a large bowl. Stir cream mixture with the mashed potatoes; season with salt and pepper. Thin the potatoes with reserved cooking liquid to reach your desired consistency.
  8. Garnish potatoes with chives and cracked black pepper to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Using a potato ricer to ‘mash’ the potatoes can really improve the texture of the final dish. It keeps them super light and fluffy. Yukon Golds are incredibly versatile medium-size potatoes with a beautiful buttery taste. They are perfect for mashed potatoes.


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George Delamea says:

I'm going five stars even though I ultimately stirred cream cheese into the potatoes because I cannot be stopped in my search for decadent creaminess with my mashed potatoes. So easy and delicious!

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Aja A says:

Yummy basic mashed potatoes dish! Using a ricer is definitely key for a nice texture. I like to add a little bit of whipped cream cheese to my potatoes for that extra creaminess.

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Jessica Taylor says:

These are some of the easiest but most delicious mashed potatoes I've ever made. This will be my go to from now on.

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Jake Findlay says:

This was so easy, never would've thought to use my pressure cooker for this. I added a little extra heavy cream and they were perfection.

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Ashley Melchiore says:

I used this as the base to my pressure cooker beef bourgignon! They were perfect as the base, but would be so yummy alone as a side, too!

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Eileen Donahue says:

Super easy!