Instant Pot Ghee Mashed Potatoes

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recipe by Laurel Randolph

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Ghee is a type of clarified butter that’s frequently used in Indian cuisine. It’s pure butterfat that’s lightly toasted, lending a mild buttery flavor to your mashed potatoes. Ghee is also great for sautéing and high-heat cooking, since its smoke point is much higher than that of regular butter. Add richness to the dish by throwing in a bit of sour cream, or swapping out the milk for buttermilk.

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recipe updated Apr 9, 2020


  • Yukon gold potato icon
    Yukon gold potato
    908 g (about 4 ¼)
  • Water icon
    3 cups (about 720 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    3 (about 18 g)
  • Whole milk icon
    Whole milk
    ¼ cup (about 66 g)
  • Ghee icon
    ¼ cup (about 57.6 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add yukon gold potato, water and garlic clove to the inner pot
  2. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  3. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 8 min
  4. Release pressure -
  5. Drain
  6. Add whole milk and ghee to the inner pot
  7. Mash with potato masher until smooth
  8. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  9. Serve
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