Pressure Cooker Parmesan and Chive Mashed Potatoes 

Pressure Cooker Parmesan and Chive Mashed Potatoes are perfect for your holiday or weeknight dinner table. 

Pressure Cooker Parmesan and Chive Mashed Potatoes

I mentioned in the What’s On Our Table post this week that I recently ordered an electric pressure cooker. It was something that I had thought about a few months ago but quickly forgot about. Fast forward to early February and several weeks of seeing amazing looking recipes for one I decided to get one.

The first thing I made in mine was potatoes for potato salad. Once I got the potatoes peeled, cubed, and in the pot I had potato salad ready to chill in 15 minutes. I could not believe it.  Since that turned out so well I knew I had to make mashed potatoes.

You may be wondering why I wanted to try pressure cooker mashed potatoes when the stove top version is so easy. There are a few reasons like when I’m frying chicken fingers it makes me a tiny bit nervous to have a pot of boiling water on the same stove.

Another reason is I almost always manage to splash myself when I’m draining the potatoes. I don’t know why, I guess it’s my superpower or something. In an electric pressure cooker it only takes about a cup of water to cook the potatoes. Since my recipe calls for the potatoes to be in a steamer basket or the trivet that comes with some brands it’s easy to carefully pull that out and dump the water after it has cooled.

Never fear if you don’t have an Instant Pot or another electric pressure cooker you can always cook the potatoes in salted boiling water and proceed with the rest of the steps.

Out of all the possible mashed potato combinations I could have created I went with Parmesan and Chive because this month’s Improv Cooking Challenge ingredients are potatoes and chives.

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Pressure Cooker Parmesan and Chive Mashed Potatoes 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 6 People
Author Micha M


  • 2 Pounds Russet or red potatoes Peeled if desired
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Milk Plus more if needed
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh minced chives


  1. Halve or quarter potatoes depending on whether you are using a steamer basket or trivet 


  2. Place the water in the bowl of the pressure cooker and add the basket 
  3. Place the potatoes in the basket and sprinkle with salt 

  4. Put the lid on the pressure cooker and set to sealing

  5. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes for quartered and 6 minutes for halved

  6. When the machine beeps  do a quick pressure release 

  7. Carefully place the potatoes in a bowl and add the butter, milk, Parmesan cheese, and chives

  8. Mash using a potato masher or hand mixer adding more milk if desired 

Recipe Notes

Cooking time is once the pressure cooker comes to pressure which varies by each machine. Mine normally takes right about  15 minutes from turning on to having mashed potatoes on the table. 

Pressure Cooker Parmesan and Chive Mashed Potatoes

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  1. Wow! What a time-saver that electric pressure cooker must be. I remember my mom constantly use one on our old gas stove, back in the day…
    Your mashed potatoes with Parmesan would be a hit with my fellas!

  2. I never would have thought to use an electric pressure cooker! What a great idea to save time and have something delicious!

  3. Okay, I’m ready to break out my Instant Pot. These look irresistible!

  4. 5 stars
    Your Mashed Potatoes look fantastic. I just love my pressure cooker and cook with it all the time. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  5. 3 stars
    This looks yummy. I have to admit that we use a mashed potatoes mix at our house, but this is worth a try.

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