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Instant Pot Baby Potatoes (Easy!)

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These Instant Pot Baby Potatoes are SO GOOD! They’re easy to make and the perfect side dish for pretty much anything.

I love potatoes in any form…mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, hash browns – YUM!

instant pot baby potatoes

This baby potatoes instant pot recipe will become your new favorite go-to recipe when you’re needing a quick and healthy side dish.

Looking for more instant pot recipes? Try this Instant Pot Pot Roast!

These instant pot potatoes are

  • gluten free
  • dairy free
  • paleo
  • healthy
  • easy
  • customizable (add whatever seasonings you like!)

instant pot baby potatoes

Pressure cooker baby potatoes are the perfect texture. Pressure cooker recipes save time in the kitchen and are usually more hands off then other recipes – which is great for busy moms.

Instant pots are just a type of electric pressure cookerI used an 8 quart instant pot for this recipe. But the 6 quart will work just as well.

I absolutely love using the instant pot and can’t wait to try out more recipes. Like instant pot chicken!

Instant Pot Baby Potatoes – Ingredients

baby potatoes
water
ghee (can substitute butter)
oil of choice (I used avocado oil but olive oil works too)
sea salt
pepper
garlic powder
onion powder
chile powder

instant pot baby potatoes

Instant Pot Baby Potatoes – How To Make

First, get your instant pot ready by adding 1 cup of water into the pot, and placing your steamer basket inside. If you don’t have a steamer basket, it’s okay! Mine recently broke so I used the trivet and it worked just fine. 🙂

Next, gently wash the potatoes and place them into the steamer basket.

Secure the lid, move the valve to the sealing position, and set the pressure cooking time to 12 minutes.

Once the 12 minute cook time has finished, do a quick release by carefully moving the valve to the “venting” position to release the steam.

Once the red pin has dropped, it’s safe to open the lid. Carefully remove the potatoes by lifting up the steamer basket.

Dump the water out from the internal pot, and return it back into the base. Add the potatoes back into the pot, along with the ghee (or butter), oil, salt, and pepper.

Press the “sauté”button and sauté the potatoes until they’re evenly coated and the skin crisps up a bit.

Add in the garlic powder, onion powder, and chile powder and sauté for another minute or so.

They’re ready to serve! Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Who says healthy food can’t be delicious?!

instant pot baby potatoes

Instant Pot Baby Potatoes – Tips

Baby potatoes can be more fragile than other potatoes. It’s important to be gentle when scrubbing them clean so you don’t rip the skin off.

These potatoes are totally customizable! Add any combinations of flavors and herbs that you like.

Keep it simple and classic by just using butter and salt, or switch it up by using a garlic herb combo, or some Italian seasoning. Delicious!

instant pot baby potatoes

 

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Instant Pot Boiled Eggs
Easy Broiler Omelettes
Banana Bread Cookies

Instant Pot Baby Potatoes

These instant pot baby potatoes are so easy to make! They're a quick and easy side dish that can be customized with any herbs or seasonings you'd like.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound baby potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or ghee)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or oil of choice, or more butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder (optional)
  • pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the steamer basket into the internal pot of the instant pot. If you don't have a steamer basket just use the trivet. It works just fine.
  • Gently wash the potatoes and place them onto the steamer basket.
  • Secure the lid, move the valve to the sealing position, and set the pressure cooking time to 12 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off, do a quick release by carefully moving the valve to the "venting" position to release the steam.
  • Once the red pin has dropped, it's safe to open the lid. Carefully remove the potatoes by lifting up the steamer basket.
  • Dump the water out from the internal pot, and return it back into the base. Add the potatoes back into the pot (without the steamer basket), along with the ghee (or butter), oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Press the "saute"button and saute the potatoes until they're evenly coated and the skin crisps up a bit. Add in the garlic powder, onion powder, and chile powder, stir, and cook for another minute.
  • Serve warm and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

NOTES

These instant pot baby potatoes are so customizable! Add in any seasonings or herbs you'd like. Or just add butter and salt for an easy classic.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Baby Potatoes
Serving Size
 
1 cup
Amount per Serving
Calories
165
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8.4
g
13
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Sodium
 
385
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
0.2
g
0
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby potatoes, gluten free, instant pot
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