Fluffy Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ready in 30 minutes, these fluffy Instant Pot garlic mashed potatoes are a flavorful side dish! Serve them for Thanksgiving or the next time you make a roast chicken!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the garlic in half across the head of garlic. Place the garlic on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle the cut side of the garlic with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.  Enclose the garlic in the aluminum foil and roast for 45 minutes. 

While the garlic roasts, wash the potatoes and cut them into chunks. The chunks should all similar in size. Add them to the bowl of the Instant Pot.

Add the water and 1 tablespoon of salt to the Instant Pot. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and cook on "High" for 10 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, release any leftover pressure and carefully take the insert out of the Instant Pot and drain the potatoes. Immediately put the potatoes back in the Instant Pot.

Add the butter, milk, 2 teaspoons of salt, peeled and roasted garlic, and 1 teaspoon of pepper to the Instant Pot.  With a potato masher, mash the potatoes until they are the consistency you desire