Place the potatoes in your instant pot along with ½ cup of water. Cook the potatoes on high for 22 minutes. Release pressure manually (or naturally if desired).
Drain any excess water from the pot and transfer the potatoes to an appropriately sized bowl.
Use the instant pot's saute setting to saute the minced garlic along with water, oil or additional butter until lightly browned.
Option 1: Transfer the potatoes, minced garlic and all other ingredients to a large mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to combine (I used this option in fear of the hand mixer scratching the instant pot's lining).Option 2: Add the potatoes and all other ingredients to the instant pot and use a hand mixer to combine.Option 3: Use a potato masher to mash potatoes and stir with a spoon.
Mix until texture is smooth.
Plate and garnish with chopped chives or green onions. Enjoy!