Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes

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Easy and creamy Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes. Learn how to make mashed potatoes in the Ninja Foodi. This easy mashed potato recipe requires no draining, produces fluffy lump free mashed potatoes, and best of all can be made in big batches for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

You can also choose between making your mashed potatoes skin on or skin off – perfect for avoiding peeling those potatoes!

Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes
Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes Ninja Foodi

My son calls it ma ma mash. Well, he did when he was four and he is now 19, and I always jokingly ask him if he wants some ma ma mash.

Mashed potatoes join lasagne as his favourite foods of all time.

He could eat mashed potatoes every day given the opportunity and just makes me promise that I never make them like his grandma made them.

She once made the error of making him smash and he was heartbroken that his favourite food was replaced with something out of a box.

He was 11 at the time, but he hasn’t forgotten.

After promising Kyle that no box of mash would ever be used, something I have never ever done, I pointed out that mashed potatoes in the Ninja Foodi are so SIMPLE that you don’t need to use a box version.

In fact, even if you are a stovetop person when it comes to mashed potatoes, this recipe will be a serious life changer.

If you would like something amazing to serve with your ninja foodi mashed potatoes do check out: Ninja Foodi Meatloaf, Ninja Foodi Beef Stew and best of all Ninja Foodi Whole Chicken.

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Can You Cook Mashed Potatoes In The Ninja Foodi?

Yes, you can. Mashed potatoes in the Ninja Foodi are truly amazing!

Ninja Foodi mashed potatoes ticks so many boxes:

  • Less washing up – You are cooking the mashed potatoes in the same ninja pot that you are mixing them in.
  • No draining – We use just enough liquid to take the Ninja pressure cooker to pressure. This means that you don’t need to drain after cooking.
  • Easy to make – Forget the box when you can dump it in the Ninja and then quickly mash it when your Ninja Foodi beeps.
  • Stack – You can add a trivet and then cook something else above the mash at the same time. Such as meatloaf, chicken breasts etc.
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How Do You Cook Mashed Potatoes In A Pressure Cooker?

The method for cooking mashed potatoes in a pressure cooker is very simple and it’s the same regardless of using the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot, Pressure King Pro, or whichever brand you own.

Potatoes are loaded into the cooking pot and then seasoned and have liquid added.

They then pressure cooked and you then mash them like you would with stovetop boiled potatoes.

Can You Mash Potatoes In A Ninja Blender?

If you want to save time, you can also load your mashed potatoes into the Ninja Blender and let the blender do the mashing.

Blender mashed potatoes can be done in your Ninja Blender if you have one or what us Brits call a soup maker. But the problem I have with that, is that I can’t cook 2 kilos/4.4lbs of mashed potatoes at once!

How Do You Boil Potatoes In Ninja Foodi?

Now this is an interesting conversation, because there are two different ways to cook the potatoes in the ninja foodi for mashed potatoes. For example if you put them in the non-gadget world you would say one was boiled and one was steamed.

If you want boiled potatoes in the ninja foodi then you would place the potatoes in the bottom of the cooking pot, covered in water and then as they cook, the water dissolves creating a drain-free ninja foodi mashed potato.

However, cook them above in a steamer basket with water below the pot but not on the potatoes and that would be just like steaming potatoes.

If you are wondering what are BEST then I would say boiled for ease of mashing, but steamed is best for flavour.   

Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes Without Steamer Basket

The boiled potatoes pressure cooker method is your best option if you want to pressure cook mashed potatoes without a steamer basket.

Instead, its like cooking potatoes for mash in a regular pan. You place potatoes into the cooking pot, add enough water so that they wont pressure cook dry and then add the lid and its 100% steamer basket free.

Best Potato For Mashed Potatoes

I try not to be too picky when it comes to the best potato for mashed potatoes, as I love to get the cheapest ones. But if you go too cheap on your potatoes for mash, it can result in dry mash that you would need to add extra milk to make better.

So, if you can, go with some nice potatoes from the supermarket and preference to Maris Piper if you can get them.

Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes Slimming World

You can also make these ninja foodi mashed potatoes on Slimming World. Simply use skimmed milk and swap butter for lightest Philadelphia and that is exactly how I made it when I was on Slimming World. 

Mashed Potatoes In A Food Processor

Along with blender mashed potatoes, you can also make food processer mash.

It’s a great way to save you having to mash your potatoes once your potatoes are soft, then instead, load the just cooked mashed potatoes into the food processor, and let it do the hard work for you!

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Mashed Potatoes Ninja Foodi Ingredients

Potatoes – Lets start with the potatoes as these are the base ingredient for our delicious mashed potatoes in ninja foodi. You can use any potatoes you like just make sure the skin is scrubbed if skin on, or that they are easy to peel.

Butter – Adding butter to mashed potatoes gives them a creamy and rich flavour. We recommend salted butter, though if you are going low-fat you can swap them for some light margarine.

Cheese – Adding cheese to your Ninja Foodi mashed potatoes takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness. Whether you opt for cheddar, Parmesan, or even a blend of different cheeses, this ingredient will bring an extra layer of flavour and gooey goodness.

Stock – To enhance the taste and depth of your mashed potatoes in ninja foodi, we recommend using pressure cooker veggie stock as part of your recipe. This stock adds extra flavour that perfectly complements the other ingredients.

Seasoning – Sprinkle in some salt, pepper, garlic powder or any other herbs and spices that you love. These little flavour boosters will elevate your Ninja Foodi mashed potatoes from ordinary to extraordinary.

Can You Recommend A Ninja Foodi?

I often get asked which kitchen gadgets I recommend and which one I use. For the Ninja Foodi we have this one. It doesn’t have as many bells and whistles compared to some of the newer models, but it does a great job.

We can dehydrate, air fry, pressure cook, sauté, slow cook, make yoghurt and so much more.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our ninja foodi recipes category as we have been using the Ninja Foodi since 2020 and just love it for simplicity, how delicious the recipes are when cooked in it and how much time it saves us in the kitchen. We even take the Ninja Foodi on holiday with us.

How To Make Mashed Potatoes In The Ninja Foodi?

ninja foodi mashed potatoes step by step
  • Prepare. Peel and chop your potatoes into evenly sized pieces. This will ensure they cook evenly in the Ninja Foodi.
  • Pressure Cook. Place the chopped potatoes into the Ninja Foodi’s pressure cooker and add enough water to cover them. Set the pressure cooker function and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Mash.  Once cooked, carefully drain any excess water from the pot. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the potatoes until they reach your desired consistency.
  • Flavour. Season your mashed potatoes with salt, pepper, butter, and any other desired seasonings or additions like garlic or herbs.
  • Serve. Transfer your ninja foodi mashed potatoes to a serving dish and garnish with fresh herbs if desired. They’re now ready to be enjoyed as a delicious side dish!

You now have ninja mashed potatoes ready to serve for dinner.

How Long To Cook Potatoes In Ninja Foodi?

For Ninja Foodi mashed potatoes I love to pressure cook for 15 minutes. This is because I am pressure cooking 2 kilos (4.4 pounds) of potatoes and there is a lot in the pot.

Plus, I want the potatoes to be super soft so that when I transform them into mashed potatoes that it is not an effort.

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Ninja Foodi Potato Recipes

Mashed potatoes are not the first potato recipe we have made in the Ninja Foodi and I doubt it will be our last.

Here are a few other of our Ninja Foodi potato recipes to try next:

This mashed potato ninja foodi recipe is an updated post and was originally shared with you in early 2021.

Your mashed potato in ninja foodi is below, note you can print it out with or without photos, adjust servings, or click between metric and imperial depending on where you are in the world.

Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes

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Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes
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Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes

Easy and creamy Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes. Learn how to make mashed potatoes in the Ninja Foodi. Thiseasy mashed potato recipe requires no draining, produces fluffy lump freemashed potatoes, and best of all can be made in big batches for Thanksgiving orChristmas.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Ninja Foodi
Servings: 4
Calories: 658kcal


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Ninja Foodi Mashed Potato Ingredients:


  • Peel and dice your potatoes into cubes.
    Can You Mash Potatoes In A Ninja Blender?
  • Load the potatoes into the Ninja Foodi cooking pot along with 600ml/2.5 cups of vegetable stock. Season with salt, pepper, and potato seasoning. Place the lid on your Ninja pressure cooker, set the valve to sealing and cook for 15 minutes on pressure cook.
    Can You Mash Potatoes In A Ninja Blender?
  • Do a quick pressure release and remove the lid. Add in extra seasoning, cheeses, and butter.
    Can You Mash Potatoes In A Ninja Blender?
  • Using a masher, mash until smooth and then serve.
    Can You Mash Potatoes In A Ninja Blender?


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Easy. Because I have cooked the potatoes for 15 minutes, they hardly require any mashing. Its just a quick mash and it is done.
Ratio. Note that I have used 600ml of liquid for 2 kilos of potatoes. This ensures that you have some liquid left over at the end to make your potatoes creamy, but not too much that requires a draining.
Stock. Mashed potatoes taste much better in the pressure cooker if you use stock rather than plain water. If you don’t have any stock use water that you have flavoured with lots of seasonings such as thyme, sage, rosemary etc,
Thanks for reading Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes on Recipe This. We have many more Ninja Foodi recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to add some chicken to your potatoes, I recommend you try our Ninja Foodi Chicken Wings.


Calories: 658kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 918mg | Potassium: 2234mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1342IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 6mg
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4 thoughts on “Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    Love mashed potatoes and was really nervous to try them in my new Ninja Foodi but your instructions and advice were invaluble thank you so much.

  2. 5 stars
    Mash loaded with butter and cheese does not get better than that, i am a cheese lover and this was a great base for me to use.

    • Hi Marilyn,

      If you press jump to recipe at the top of the post under all ingredients just before the instructions you will see metric and imperial. You can press and change between each measurement ????


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