Some of the best tasting mashed potatoes you'll ever make. Making them in an Instant Pot makes this recipe one of the easiest as well! Free up some of your stove space on Thanksgiving by making this recipe instead!
Set a wire rack or steamer trivet inside the bowl of a 6-quart or larger Instant Pot. Place the whole potatoes on top of the rack in a single layer, as best as possible. Pour in the water. Lock the lid and set the valve to seal. Set the cook time at high pressure for 20 minutes. Allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes before manually releasing any residual steam.
Carefully open the lid and remove the potatoes and rack onto a plate; set aside. Drain the water and return the bowl to the Instant Pot. Set to sauté and once the bowl is dry, add the butter and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until the butter has melted and the garlic has begun to brown. Stir in the milk and cook until the milk has warmed through.
Turn off the pressure cooker and add the potatoes back into the pot with the warmed milk and garlic. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until smooth. Stir in the salt, garlic powder, pepper and parmesan. Give it a taste and adjust seasonings accordingly. Serve warm with the chives on top for garnish.