Garlic Mashed Potatoes Pressure Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Potato


Garlic Mashed Potatoes Pressure Cooker Recipe


SERVES 6 – Cooker: 5- to 7-quart – Time: 6 minutes at HIGH pressure

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (10 to 12), peeled, cut into 2-inch chunks, and rinsed
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¾ cup milk or potato cooking water
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons butter
  • sea salt and a few grinds black pepper


  1. Place the potatoes and garlic in a 5- to 7-quart pressure cooker and fill with water to cover
  2. It is okay if a few edges of the potatoes are peeking up out of the water
  3. Close and lock the lid
  4. Set the burner heat to high
  5. When the cooker reaches HIGH pressure, reduce the burner heat as low as you can and still maintain HIGH pressure
  6. Set a timer to cook for 6 minutes
  7. In a saucepan or microwave-safe measuring cup, heat the milk until small bubbles appear around the edges
  8. Remove the pot from the heat
  9. Open the cooker with the Quick Release method
  10. Be careful of the steam as you remove the lid
  11. The potatoes should be soft and tender when pierced with the tip of a knife and still hold their shape
  12. Drain in a colander
  13. You can leave the potatoes in the pot or remove to a deep serving bowl
  14. Using a ricer, mash the potatoes
  15. Add the hot milk and butter and beat to the desired consistency, very smooth or a bit chunky
  16. Taste for salt and pepper
  17. Serve immediately

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