Are you sick of spending hours peeling, boiling and mashing potatoes? I present you with the vegan Instant Pot mashed potatoes. I swear you will never make them the old fashioned way again.

vegan mashed potatoes with gravy

Perfect for Thanksgiving

Every year, I volunteer to bring the mashed potatoes to our family Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations (to my fiance’s dismay haha). With over 20 family members in attendance, that’s a lot of potatoes to peel.

We would always spend hours peeling potatoes, then boiling until they are ‘just right’. To get them to taste creamy and delicious, we’d add heaps of vegan milk and butter.

When we discovered you could actually make these in the pressure cooker, with the risk of sounding dramatic, OUR LIVES WERE FOREVER CHANGED.

This year, I made mashed potatoes the day of our Canadian Thanksgiving. It took me 25 minutes and the clean up was effortless. I’ll never peel another potato again in my life.

Looking for more Fall themed recipes? Try out these famous Vegan Pumpkin Muffins!

potatoes in the paper bag

Skins On & No Oil Or Butter

You might be skeptical, but I absolutely promise these vegan pressure cooker mashed potatoes are fabulous with the skins on and without oil or butter!

Because the pressure cooker cooks the potatoes so immensely, the skins just become part of the mash (plus they are the healthiest part). Cooking the potatoes in vegetable broth also means you get a rich, diverse and creamy flavor without the oil and butter. You’ll have to try to believe it!

person peeling potatoes

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vegan mashed potatoes with gravy

Vegan Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

The easiest vegan mashed potatoes you will ever make, with no added oil or butter.
Prep Time 25 minutes
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Author carleigh


  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes Skin On
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 cup Soy Milk Or other vegan milk


  • Wash your potatoes but keep the skins on. Quarter your potatoes. Add both the potatoes and the vegetable broth to your instant pot.
  • Close the lid and press manual. Set your timer to 8 minutes.
  • When the 8 minutes is up, carefully release the pressure manually.
  • Mash your potatoes and slowly add in your soy milk until a desired consistency is reached. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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