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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with Fried Onions and Bacon

These Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with fried onions and bacon are going to be your new favorite holiday dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Sarah De la Cruz


  • 2 1/2 pounds yukon potatoes, small
  • water to cover
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup plant milk (plus more as needed) (I like soy milk)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup canned fried onions (I like the ones from Trader Joe's, you can also find them in the canned vegetable section of the grocery store)
  • 1/2 package or more to preference, veggie bacon, diced (about 1/2 cup to 1 cup, depending on preference, I like the Upton's Naturals brand)


  • Wash the potatoes and set them in the bowl of your Instant Pot.
  • Cover with water (about 3 cups).
  • Close the lid and set to sealing.
  • Cook on manual setting/high pressure for 8 minutes, then let the Instant Pot release pressure naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure.
  • Drain the potatoes and set them aside while you cook the bacon.
  • Return Instant Pot bowl to Instant Pot.
  • Add olive oil and bacon, and quickly sauté. Add garlic and sauté (work quickly so garlic doesn't burn).
  • Add 1 cup of milk, salt, and nooch. Stir.
  • Add potatoes and mash. Add extra milk as needed.
  • Add the fried onions and stir to mix.
  • Serve!


No Instant Pot? No problem! Simply place the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil until potatoes are fork tender. Drain potatoes and set aside. Return the pot to the stove and heat to medium low heat. Cook the bacon according to the recipe, adding the milk, seasoning, etc. Add the potatoes, mash, and mix in the fried onions. Serve and enjoy!