Make this classic comfort food side dish in an electric pressure cooker, like the Instant Pot, to get the potatoes soft and tender in a jiff! This easy, 5-ingredient recipe is perfect for the holidays because it's all done in one pot and doesn't take up any extra oven or stove space.

Hilary Meyer
Source:, October 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place a trivet, handles up, in a multicooker. Pour in 1 cup of water and add potatoes. Close and lock the lid. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. Release the pressure and carefully remove the trivet. Return the potatoes to the multicooker and add butter, salt and pepper. Mash with a potato masher until the butter is melted. Add buttermilk and continue mashing until desired consistency.


Nutrition Facts

130.2 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 20.5g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiberg; sugars 0.5g; fat 3.9g 6% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 10.6mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 123.6IU 3% DV; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 0.7mcg; calcium 13.5mg 1% DV; ironmg; magnesium 1.4mg 1% DV; potassium 368.5mg 10% DV; sodium 213.7mg 9% DV.