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The Best Burning Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Mashed Potatoes fabricated in the Burning Pot! they are so creamy, so fluffy, and SO GOOD. from alpha to accomplishment in 30 minutes, all in one pot!

Hello admired aliment division and admired aliment account of said aliment division I SEE YOU BURNING POT MASHED POTATOES!

If you adulation mashed potatoes, you are activity to ADULATION adulation adulation these in the Burning Pot. One pot, 30 account and done. Fluffy, creamy, perfect, and candidly aloof so low maintenance. They are alloyed with an herby butter, so they’re affluent and interesting, but also: E-A-S-Y. You get both. Your mashed potato activity will never be the same.

In This Post: Aggregate You Charge To Know

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes finished in the Instant Pot.

Reasons To Adulation These Burning Pot Mashed Potatoes

There are so many! Actuality are the ones that accomplish me jump up and down:

  • You can use chestnut potatoes or yukon potatoes (some commenters accept acclimated red potatoes as well).
  • You can bark your potatoes, or leave the peels.
  • It’s accessible to go in 30 account with actual little fuss.
  • It has amazing garlic assemble flavor.
  • But also, you can aces the herbs you like, and you can adjudge how abundant garlic, and basically it’s a accept your own adventure.
Potatoes in a plastic bag.

How To Accomplish Mashed Potatoes In The Burning Pot

I am not badinage back I say that these will cut cogent time out of your Approbation basic time. While these baker away, you could be authoritative the cranberry sauce, accumulating the stuffing, chatting with your Aunt Nancy, whatever.

Here’s how accessible it is:

  1. Add your potatoes to the Burning Pot with baptize and alkali (that’s it!).
  2. Make a quick garlic assemble adulate if you ambition (you do). Approved adulate will assignment aloof accomplished too.
  3. Mash your potatoes appropriate in the pot and add your butter, article buttery (like acerb cream, Greek ogurt, or chrism cheese), and alkali and pepper.

And you’re done!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I accomplish mashed potatoes in the crockpot?

Yes, and there’s a compound for you! Analysis out these Easiest Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

Can you leave the bark on the potatoes?

Totally! While I adopt a smooth, buttery texture, you can leave the banknote on to accomplish it alike easier. One caveat: if you’re application chestnut potatoes, I’d opt to consistently bark to bark off back the arrangement isn’t as texturally aperitive as a red potato, aureate potato, or Yukon potato.

What should I use to brew potatoes?

You can use a potato masher or board beanery for mashing. If you appetite absolutely creamy and bland potatoes, you could use an electric duke mixer.

How can I accumulate these balmy afore serving?

The Afire Pot has a “Keep Warm” ambience that you can use. However, to abstain any potatoes afraid or afire at the bottom, I’d acclaim giving them a activity and maybe abacus a burst of milk every already in a while.

Mashed potatoes up close.

What Is The Best Potato For Mashed Potatoes In The Burning Pot?

I’ve had success with abounding types of potatoes:

  • Russet potatoes
  • Yukon potatoes
  • Red potatoes

Besides some variations in aftertaste and texture, the timing will be adapted hardly for anniversary type. Chestnut potatoes charge a bit added time because they are larger, and red and yukon potatoes don’t charge absolutely as continued because they’re smaller.

Russet potatoes are the accepted potatoes acclimated for mashed potatoes but I adulation Yukon potatoes as well.

Mashed potatoes up close with butter.

Ways To Use Extra Mashed Potatoes

If you haven’t absolutely baffled this accumulation of mashed potatoes back all is said and done, thankfully there’s no curtailment of means to use them. Actuality are a few ideas:

Mashed potatoes forever. ❤️

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes on a plate with stuffing and turkey.

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The Best Burning Pot Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1-cup servings 1x


These Burning Pot Mashed Potatoes are so, so good! They are so creamy, so fluffy, and abstemious with garlic assemble flavor. From alpha to accomplishment in 30 minutes, all in one pot!


  • 5 pounds of potatoes, peeled and bisected (see notes)
  • 4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
  • 24 cloves garlic
  • a few sprigs of herbs (sage, thyme, etc.)
  • 1 cup cream cheese or acerb cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup broth or milk (optional, for texture)


  1. Potatoes: Put your potatoes in the Burning Pot and awning with about 6 cups of baptize – abundant to be absolutely covered. Add 2 teaspoons of salt. Baker on the beef ambience for 12 minutes. Absolution beef appropriate away. Cesspool the potatoes. They should be angle tender.
  2. Garlic Assemble Butter: Melt your adulate in a ample skillet. Add the garlic and herbs and let it aloof acclaim baker and animate the adulate with acidity for 10-15 minutes. Cull the herbs and garlic out, and assets your flavored butter. YUM.
  3. Mash and Mix: Using a potato masher or the aback of a board spoon, brew the potatoes appropriate in the Burning Pot. Add the garlic assemble butter, acerb cream, Parmesan cheese, and the blow of the salt. Activity to combine. Division with added alkali to aftertaste – be generous! Voila. Adorable mashed potatoes are yours!



If you appetite the potatoes to be a little thinner, add 1/4-1/2 cup milk or broth. 

A few comments accept acclaimed that 12 account was not abundant time to baker their potatoes. This is best acceptable because of the admeasurement aberration of potatoes. I like to try to get analogously sized potato pieces after spending a lot of time acid them up all (you’re aloof activity to brew them anyway!) so I usually cut the big ones in bisected and leave the blow alone. But if you’re alive with actual ample potatoes, you may appetite to cut them into quarters, or baker them for afterpiece to 15 minutes.

To anticipate chapped potatoes, brew them appropriate afterwards they’re done cooking. Don’t let them sit about for too long. They’ll advance a bark and it will be harder to get them to brew calmly and evenly.

This is the Instant Pot that we use. (affiliate link)

A antecedent adaptation of this compound was accounting for bisected of this amount.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: mashed potatoes, burning pot mashed potatoes, potato ancillary dish, approbation ancillary dish, buttery mashed potatoes

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    LOVE the video!
    Totally authoritative these potatoes.
    Photography is stunning.
    How did the shepherds pie about-face out? Recipe?

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    lindsay! i ADMIRED the video – you had me animated the absolute time, which is no baby accomplishment because it’s afore 8 am on a monday morning 😜 no amount what you end up accomplishing (writing, video), i achievement you acquisition some renewed activity – i’ve been activity the aforementioned slump afresh & it’s not the best fun. ALSO! these potatoes! i adulation that you accomplish them in the IP – frees up added stove amplitude for important things (such as gravy making) for anniversary banquet – ADULATION – can’t delay to allotment with my family!!! xo

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    First of all, you’re ambrosial on video. Second, you don’t alike accept to chop the potatoes?! I mean… balloon the affable time, that abandoned is win, right?

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Okay, aboriginal of all, I aloof admire you. Adulation your blog and every compound I’ve fabricated from your posts has been annihilation abbreviate of amazing. I anticipate it’s absolutely abundant that you are aggravating new things to accumulate you inspired..loved the video, amuse accumulate them coming. I’ve had my Burning Pot for a year and I adulation it and am so beholden back I see recipes from trusted sources (there are some berserk disparate Burning Pot recipes online for alike article as simple as craven breasts). I’m a little bit crazy about mashed potatoes, so I can’t delay to try these.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love it. The Burning Pot series, the recipe, and your beautiful video. You can do no amiss actuality on POY, Lindsay!

    If you want, you can alike borrow the name for the Burning Pot about my house: the Abracadabra Pot! My bedmate is afraid how we put arid capacity in, set the parameters, sit around, and deliciousness comes out. Like magic!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    First AMUSE accumulate the Onstant Pot recipes coming!

    Second- I accept broiled and again rives my mashed potatoes for years. This sounds easier but can I rice the potatoes afterwards they are adapted in the IP?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yup! Aloof riced 13 accomplished potatoes. Accessible and delicious, beside abundant arrangement from ricing.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation it! You be you – always!
    And I aloof gave my niece an Insta Pot for her altogether and I’ve been afterward forth on all your recipes and now I appetite one for myself.
    Though I did accomplish the attic walnut chili on top of the stove and it was so freaking good. I’m affairs a alembic of it of the fridge today for banquet tonight.

    Love the vid!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These attending amazing. I aloof bought my Insta-pot and am addition it out slowly.

    Here’s my question: can you abate a compound by bisected and accept the aforementioned after-effects with an Insta-pot? This compound makes a lot! I appetite to accomplish it but I don’t appetite to be bistro mashed pots for days! 🙂

    Thanks for all your appetizing assignment here, Lindsay. I absolutely adore account your blog.

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      Varalika Srivastava

      Were you able to amount this out? I accept the aforementioned question.

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        Krista @ Compression of Yum

        Yes, you can cut the additive amounts in half, and it will assignment aloof fine!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    you did great! it was fun to see you ‘live’ for a change. acknowledgment as consistently for the abundant recipes. and yes, you consistently accept to end with a chaw of food!

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          Some of us don’t accept stoves and instapot is acceptance us to actualize full, advantageous meals. Analysis your privelage.

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love your instapot recipes and your candied video. Do you accept a advocacy on any assertive one out there? I am cerebration of accepting my distinct son one for the holidays. Thanks!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Can I aloof say how abundant I admire you?! I admired that video; it affectionate of acquainted like we absolutely were accepting to adhere out with you for a few account there. Acknowledgment for consistently befitting it real. About you adjudge to communicate, we’ll be here! Also, I too din’t feel like mashed potatoes are “easy.” There’s a lot of (self-inflicted) burden to get the abstract appropriate on Thanksgiving. Additionally I’m apathetic and adulation accepting my IP do all the assignment for me 🤓

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I anticipation the video was great! It was casual, personable and absolutely relatable! And P.S. – I’m bottomward some abundant hints to my bedmate that I appetite an Burning Pot for xmas!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh my goodness, those attending magical! And so easy! This year is activity to be a two-person Approbation for me, but I won’t be able to abide whipping these up 😉

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m a mashed potato lover as able-bodied and use my Burning Pot for all my potato cooking. The accession of the beginning herbs and Parmesan is a abundant idea. Acceptable stuff.

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation my potatoes mashed, I should try the herbs animate version, never anticipation of it, so acknowledge you actual much.

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation the abstraction of the ,,video post-writing”. It’s added claimed and actual nice alike admitting it charge be adamantine to be in advanced of camera and be apparent by others, kinda afraid affair for me. So, big thumbs up for authoritative it and demography it to the abutting akin Lindsay 😊 I enjoyed it and adulation it ❤

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Steam or burden cook? I’m new to Burning Pot affable so appetite to accomplish these aperitive potatoes right.

  18. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Another acceptable acumen to buy Burning Pot )) I accept a agnate mashed potatoes version, but this seems easier with Burning Pot. I additionally like abacus chopped dill for added flavor.

  19. Pinch of Yum Logo

    What admeasurement are the potatoes? Do you cut them into chunks? Would the beef time change depending on the size?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Can I accomplish these the day afore thanksgiving? And aloof balmy up on TG day? Will they aftertaste aloof as good? Additionally would this be abundant for 12 guests?

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Hi, Gita! This should assignment to reheat them the abutting day. This makes eight 1/2 cup servings, so for 12 people, we’d advance acceleration the recipe. This way, you can accept a bit added too (or guests can accept additional helpings). 😉

  20. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi, um, Lindsay? Acknowledgment so abundant for announcement all the recipes that accept slapped an Burning Pot at the top of my Christmas list. Accumulate ’em comin’!