Mashed potatoes in a bowl with bacon bits and scallions.
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Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes

These Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes are so creamy and delicious, rich with butter, cheddar cheese and topped with bacon and scallions. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword 5 ingredients, instant pot, kid friendly,, pressure cooker,, primal, quick & easy,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pressure Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 513kcal
Author Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri
Cost $6.50


  • 1 cup water
  • 5 russet potatoes, medium peeled & cut into 2" cubes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 6 ounces bacon, cooked
  • 1 scallion, sliced


  • Pour the water into the Instant Pot and insert steamer basket. Layer the potatoes into the steamer basket.
  • Secure the lid with steam vent in the sealed position. Press "manual" and set on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once the timer sounds, press "keep warm/cancel." Using an oven mitt, do a quick release. When the steam venting stops and the safety dial drops, carefully open the lid.
  • Remove the potatoes from steamer basket. Discard water, then return potatoes back to the pot. Alternatively, transfer the potatoes to a large bowl.
  • Add the butter, allowing it to melt over the potatoes.
  • Add sour cream, milk or heavy cream, and salt and using a potato masher, combine everything together being careful not to overmix. Mash just enough until there are no more lumps.
  • Gently fold in the cheese and 4 ounces of the crumbled bacon until all of the cheese has melted into the hot potatoes and everything is incorporated.
  • Garnish with remaining bacon and scallions. Serve immediately.


Note: Recipe reprinted with permission from The Big Book of Instant Pot Recipes by Kristy Bernardo, Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri, Amy Rains and Stefanie Bundalo, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Prepare & Nourish.
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Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 905mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 753IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 2mg