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Dairy Free Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These smooth and creamy Dairy Free Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are so easy and convenient to prepare. I love being able to throw everything in the Instant Pot bowl and walk away, instead of babysitting a boiling pot over the stove.

I can’t believe this weekend is Easter! It just seems unreal to me that April is here (or nearly here) and school will be coming to a close in another month (at least for us).

Easter morning we have a super busy morning at church. My daughter is singing on the worship team, so we have to be there early for practice. After church, there’s a church brunch and egg hunt for the kiddos.

By the time we get home, I’m going to be exhausted, and not want to put much effort into cooking dinner.

This is why I love my Instant Pots so much (I actually have 2 of them!). I can throw recipe ingredients in the pot, push a few buttons, and walk away. It’s so convenient, especially for busy families!

A great way to use up your leftover dairy-free mashed potatoes is to make this Vegan Shepherds Pie!

Why I love this Dairy Free Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe:

  • You only have to dirty one pan. Once the cubed potatoes are done cooking, and the water is drained from them, you can put the potatoes back into the Instant Pot bowl to mash. Easy peasy!
  • This recipe is super handy for holidays, like Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and/or other holidays with large gatherings. Sometimes you just don’t have the room on top of your oven for another pot because all the burners are already in use!
  • Zero babysitting over a boiling pot! Just put the ingredients in the Instant Pot, hit a few buttons, and walk away!
  • This recipe will work with any type of potato (russet, red, golden, etc.).
  • If you have the 8 quart Instant Pot, this recipe can easily be doubled for large crowds.

If you like these Dairy Free Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, you’ll also like these gluten-free Instant Pot recipes:

Instant Pot Refried Beans
Instant Pot Mongolian Beef from Gluten Free Palate
Crowd Pleasing Instant Pot Pulled Pork
50 Gluten-Free Instant Pot Recipes from the Vivacious Life
Easy Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt

For Easter dinner, on making these Dairy Free Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, my Garlic & Herb Crusted Roast Beef with Red Wine Gravy and this Raw Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing.

What are you making for Easter dinner?

dairy free vegan instant pot mashed potatoes

Dairy Free Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

These smooth and creamy Dairy Free Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are so easy and convenient to prepare.


Add to the Instant Pot Bowl:

  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1.5-2 inch cubes
  • 4 cups cool water
  • 3 – 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For Mashing:

  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter (or ghee for non-vegan)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth (or chicken broth for non-vegan)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • black pepper to taste


To cook the potatoes in the Instant Pot:

  1. To the stainless steel bowl of the Instant Pot, add the cubed potatoes, cool water, garlic cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
  2. Check the ring on the Instant Pot lid to make sure it’s in the proper place, and then click the lid into place on the Instant Pot. Set the vent to “seal.” Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes.
  3. When the Instant Pot is done and beeps, use a wooden spoon to flip the vent from “seal” to “vent” to quick release the pressure (DO NOT use your hands to do this. The steam that will come out of the valve can cause burns). When all of the pressure has been released, and the release valve has collapsed, open the Instant Pot.
  4. Use hot pads to remove the bowl from the Instant Pot bowl (careful, it will be hot!), and drain and discard the water from the potatoes using a colander.

For Mashing:

  1. Place the potatoes back into the Instant Pot bowl, and add the vegan butter, vegetable broth, sea salt, and black pepper. Mash until the desired consistency is reached. Taste, and add more sea salt and pepper if needed.


The starch content will vary from potato to potato; if you’re mashed potatoes are too thick for your liking, thin them out with more broth.

This recipe will work with any potato (russet, red, golden, etc.).

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Erin in AK

Friday 18th of September 2020

Do you think I'd need to make any changes to the cooking time if I were to double this recipe?


Thursday 24th of September 2020

Hi Erin, I don’t think you would need to add more time, but I’m only 99.9% certain about that. I think you might just have to give it a go and then add more time if needed.

khustar noorani

Thursday 3rd of October 2019

this is a great reciepi .


Saturday 12th of October 2019

Thank you! I'm glad you think so!


Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

So excited to try these! Can you tell me about what the approximate total time would be (coming to pressure, cooking, releasing pressure)? Thanks


Friday 25th of May 2018

Hi Amanda, I have never paid attention to that when I've made these, so I'm going to give you my best estimate: 10-15 for it to come up to pressure, 7 minutes of cooking time, 1 minute to quick release the pressure = 18-23 mins total (approximate).


Thursday 17th of May 2018

This is out of the world. Not only is this recipe something else, but I like your idea of instant potting because I can quickly make this within 20 minutes when guests arrive unannounced. This summmer time is guest time and I struggle to give them what they want - somthing new all the time. So this is just fabulous and looks tasty,


Friday 25th of May 2018

Thank you so much, Rolani! The IP was a genius invention!


Thursday 19th of April 2018

My hubby is dairy free so I'll be making these for sure!


Friday 25th of May 2018

Awesome! Enjoy them, Chrissie!