instant pot mashed potatoes in white bowl

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Dairy-Free)

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: gluten-free, paleo, real food


When you need an easy side dish, you should try this recipe for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. It’s a one-pot dish with no draining.


  • 2 pounds white, red, or gold potatoes
  • 1 cup broth or water
  • 3 tablespoons ghee*, butter, or vegan butter
  • ΒΌ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Scrub the potatoes and cut them in half.
  2. Add the potatoes to the pot, along with the water.
  3. Lock on the lid and push the button for pressure cooking. Set the time to 12 minutes.
  4. Once the cooking time is complete, use the natural-release or quick-release to unlock the lid.
  5. Use a potato masher to carefully mash the potatoes.
  6. Add the ghee 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.


*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.