Instant Pot Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

Take your mashed potatoes up a notch this year with these Instant Pot Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes! Not only are they super easy, made in the Instant Pot- they are Rich and creamy, and always a crowd favorite!

The Best Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Yukon gold potatoes. Russet potatoes are a great substitute as well if you can’t find Yukon Gold.
  • Garlic.
  • Butter.
  • Mascarpone cheese. You can substitute cream cheese or sour cream if you cannot find mascarpone.
  • Half and half or whole milk.
  • Salt + Pepper.
  • Chives. Green onion will work also!

Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. They pair well with so many things and are a recipe everyone must keep in their back pocket.

From a juicy steak to roasted chicken, flaky salmon, to the Thanksgiving Table, these mashed mascarpone potatoes are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. These are by far the easiest and creamiest mashed potatoes I’ve ever made and the best part is it’s all done in your pressure cooker.

The Easiest and Creamiest Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

How to make these Mascarpone mashed potatoes

Peeling and chopping then boiling the potatoes can often times feel like a chore, which is why this recipe is simplified and super easy!

  1. FIRST, peel the potatoes and add them to your pressure cooker whole. Add salt and water to completely cover the potatoes, secure the lid and then set the clock to cook high pressure for 14 minutes!
  2. Next, carefully release all of the pressure from the pot by moving the valve to “venting”. Once all pressure it released, take the lid off and drain all liquid, adding potatoes back to the pot.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and get to mashing! Adjust salt and pepper and serve with fresh chives!

This is such a hands off recipe which is much needed when trying to get other things prepped and ready for dinner, thanksgiving, holiday parties, etc.

The Best Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Do I have to peel the potatoes before adding to pressure cooker?

No! In fact, the first few times I made this recipe I did so with the peels on, and they were amazing! I know most people prefer to peel their potatoes so I wrote the recipe as such, but feel free to toss those potatoes in the pressure cooker with the peels on- they add a nice texture if you ask me.

Can I use a different kind of potato other than Yukon Gold?

By all means! Russet potatoes work really well in this recipe also.

What if I can’t find Mascarpone Cheese?

Most grocery stores carry mascarpone cheese, however, if you are unable to find it, cream cheese is a similar substitute. You can also make these using sour cream or even greek yogurt for a lighter touch, however, it won’t be as rich and creamy.

Pair these potatoes with Pan seared Salmon, Green Beans, a juicy steak, Thanksgiving Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Pork tenderloin, and so much more! Hope you love them!!

The Easiest and Creamiest Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

If you make and love these potatoes, I would be so very grateful for a comment and star rating review below! Or you can always share on Instagram @tippsinthekitch Thank you so much!


Instant Pot Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

The Easiest and Creamiest Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These Instant Pot Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes are incredibly creamy and mouth watering delicious!  

  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Dinner


  • 3 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled (about 78 potatoes)
  • 68 cups water (enough to fully submerge potatoes)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 T butter
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese (can sub cream cheese)
  • 1/2 c half and half or whole milk, more as needed
  • 1 1/22 tsp salt, to taste
  • Cracked pepper, to taste
  • Fresh chives, for serving


  1. Add peeled potatoes, water, and about 1/4 tsp salt to pressure cooker, making sure the potatoes are completely submerged in water.  Secure lid, set valve to “sealing” and cook high pressure for 14 minutes.
  2. When potatoes are done cooking, carefully move valve to “Venting” and release all pressure. Drain all of the water and add potatoes back to the pot.
  3. Add garlic, salt, pepper, butter, mascarpone cheese, and half and half.  Using a potato masher, mash until smooth and creamy. Adjust salt and pepper.
  4. Top with fresh chives and cracked pepper;  serve warm.

Keywords: mashed potatoes, mascarpone mashed potatoes, instant pot, thanksgiving recipes, holiday recipes, Christmas recipes, easy

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