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Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Mashed Potatoes in a bowl with bacon and parsley on top

Instant Pot Jalapeño Popper Mashed Potatoes

Nothing pairs with barbecue or a spicy, smoky dinner quite like Instant Pot Jalapeño Popper Mashed Potatoes. They are fluffy, flavorful, and an instant crowd pleaser!

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


  • 5 lbs Russet Potatoes, washed and eyes removed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup (12 Tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 34 jalapeños, cored, seeded and diced
  • 56 slices cooked bacon, cut in thin strips
  • 8 oz cream cheese


  1. Place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot liner and pour in the 1 cup water.
  2. Prick each side of each potato with a fork so the steam can escape during cooking, then place the potatoes, whole, inside the Instant Pot.
  3. Close the lid and turn the knob to sealing.
  4. Cook on High Pressure for 15 minutes.
  5. Do a 10 minute quick release (carefully turn the knob to venting after sitting for 10 minutes after cooking).
  6. Remove the potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Discard any remaining water in the Instant Pot.
  7. Begin mashing with a large fork or potato masher. Take out and discard any excess skin you don’t want in the potatoes.
  8. Stir in the 3/4 cup butter until it is melted.
  9. Add the 1 cup heavy cream and 1 1/2 tsp salt.
  10. In a small skillet or saucepan set over medium heat, or using the saute function on the Instant Pot, melt the 2 Tbsp of butter and saute the diced jalapeños 3-5 minutes.
  11. Add the cooked bacon and cream cheese and stir until it melts.
  12. Pour the entire mixture over the potatoes and mix well.
  13. Serve warm and enjoy!



  • Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • fork
  • large mixing bowl
  • potato masher or large fork
  • small skillet or saucepan (optional – can use Instant Pot)

Jarred jalapeños are significantly spicier and have a different texture. I prefer fresh jalapeños in this recipe, but go with your gut!

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Southern

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