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instant pot mashed potatoes served on white plate

No Drain Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes


When you need an easy side dish, try this recipe for No Drain Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. This is a one-pot recipe that is perfect for holidays or just a casual dinner. This healthier version of a classic recipe has dairy-free and vegan options.


Units Scale
  • 2 pounds white, red, or gold potatoes (about 8-12 medium sized potatoes)
  • 1 cup broth or water
  • 3 tablespoons ghee*, butter, or vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper


  1. Scrub the potatoes and cut them in half.
  2. Add the potatoes to the pot, along with the water or broth.
  3. Lock on the lid and push the button for pressure cooking. Set the time to 8 minutes.
  4. Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for about 5 minutes. Then, use the quick release to get rid of any remaining pressure. 
  5. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes.
  6. Add the ghee, butter, or vegan butter, and stir until combined.
  7. Pour in the almond milk and give the potatoes one final stir.
  8. Serve hot and season with salt and pepper, to taste.


  1. *Ghee is made by removing the milk solids from butter. It is usually safe for dairy-free diets. If you prefer, you can use vegan butter that is not made from milk. Vegan butter is safe for dairy allergies.
  2. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Or, place any leftovers in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 2 months. 
  3. If you aren’t on a vegan or dairy-free diet, you can use regular milk in this recipe.
  4. The total cooking time includes 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure. 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan mashed potatoes, dairy free instant pot mashed potatoes, no draining mashed potatoes