Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot)

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This easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot) version is creamy, fluffy and flavorful.  Rich and creamy  Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are vegan, gluten-free, and delicious served with gravy.

Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot)

 Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot)


I can’t exaggerate enough how easy it is to make mashed potatoes in Instant Pott. My Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot) version, turned out to be so moist and fluffy that I will be making them like this from now on. No need to boil a large pot of water. All it takes is 1 cup of vegetable broth to cook 2 pounds of potatoes in 4 minutes. You can use this method to prepare mashed potatoes for Lentil Shepherd’s Pie.

Only 5 Ingredients For Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot)

  1. Potatoes
  2. Vegetable Broth
  3. Non-Dairy Butter
  4. Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk
  5. Salt

How To Make Vegan Mashed Potatoes Instant Pot

I wanted that traditional buttery taste so I added Earth Balance Buttery Spread and a little-unsweetened soymilk and salt to taste for the yummiest mashed potatoes that taste just like traditional mashed potatoes.

To make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, peel potatoes and cut into quarters. Place potato chunks in Instant Pot and add vegetable broth. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes, quick release carefully. Add non-dairy butter, non-dairy milk, and salt and mash potato with a potato masher. Delicious served with Vegan Gravy or Smothered Tofu Chicken and Collard Greens.

Mashed Potato Tips

  • Don’t use a blender, immersion blender or food processor or your mashed potatoes will end up like paste. 
  • Make your mashed potatoes an hour or two before your company arrives and set on warm settings. 
  • Store leftover mashed potatoes in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot)

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 283 kcal / 1183 kJ
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbs: 37 g

Cooking Time

  • For:
  • 6 Servings



  1. Place potato chunks into Instant Pot with vegetable broth. Close pressure cooker lid and turn valve to sealing. Press manual and bring timing to 4 minutes.
  2. After 4 minutes, move the valve to vent. Allow for quick release of pressure. Carefully open the lid and add non-dairy butter, non-dairy milk and mash potatoes with a potato masher. Add salt to taste and serve immediately.


Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Kathy
    April 1, 2020

    So easy and delicious. My favorite mashed potato recipe.

  2. Philly
    October 22, 2019

    This actually turned out well….. great

  3. Shari Wexler
    November 13, 2018

    I made this yesterday and it was FABULOUS! It was only my second time making mashed potatoes and I deleted the first recipe from my Pinterest because this one was better. I’m not an experienced cook and this was so easy and quick. This is a definite addition to my very small repertoire!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 13, 2018

      Shari, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I appreciate your feedback and feel honored. Thank you.

    • Carol
      November 16, 2018

      How do you delete a recipe from Pinterest?

      • Michelle Blackwood
        November 16, 2018

        Carol you can only delete the recipes that you have saved to your own board. Click on the image on your board, in the top left-hand corner there is a pencil, click on it and a drop-down menu will appear with the title saying, Edit This Pin’ You then scroll down to the bottom left corner where it says delete.