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Instant Pot Baby Potatoes


Instant pot baby potatoes are light and fluffy on the inside and extra flavorful outside! These potatoes make the most delicious side dish, and with the instant pot, they are quick and easy to make.

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white plate with cooked baby potatoes with seasoning

Recipe Features

  • You most likely already have all of the ingredients! These instant pot potatoes are made with only 5 simple ingredients, with the main ingredients being ghee, baby potatoes, and seasonings.
  • This side dish is quick and hands-off. These potatoes can be made in under 20 minutes, and most of that time, the potatoes are pressure cooking in the instant pot.
  • This recipe is perfect for the whole family. Even picky eaters will enjoy these simple but perfectly cooked potatoes.
  • These Instant Pot recipe work great as an easy side dish for nearly any meal!

Key Ingredients

white bowl filled with uncooked baby potatoes

How to Make Baby Potatoes In The Instant Pot (overview):

Step 1: Wash the petite potatoes and remove any imperfections. Slice the baby potatoes in half.

Step 2: Turn the Instant Pot to the saute setting and add ghee. Once the ghee has heated up, add baby potatoes to the Instant Pot and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3: Once the potatoes are fried, add the water and spices to the instant pot and stir. Cover with lid, seal, and set the setting to high pressure for 3 minutes. The pressure will build within the instant pot for around 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Once the timer goes off, do a manual release.

Step 5: Open the instant pot and add butter if desired. Garnish the potatoes and serve them once they have cooled.

Tips For Success

  • Find the most petite baby potatoes and make sure they are all relatively the same size, so they cook evenly in the instant pot.
  • Make sure to add the spices into the instant pot at the same time as the water so that the potatoes are evenly seasoned.
  • Move your hand out of the way when releasing the pressure valve to ensure you do not burn your hand.
  • If you do not plan to serve the potatoes right away, you can use the keep warm function on the Instant Pot. Just make sure to turn your Instant Pot off once you take the potatoes out. 

Variations

If you don’t have ghee, you can also use butter or neutral oil such as avocado oil as a substitute.

If you like big flavor, add more seasoning: minced garlic instead of powdered version and add some chili spice before cooking potatoes in the Instant Pot.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why Use Baby Potatoes?

Baby potatoes are perfect for the Instant Pot since they are small and do not take much time to cook. These potatoes are also small and bite-sized, so you do not need to cut them.

What Should You Serve These Baby Potatoes With?

These instant pot baby potatoes have a crispy skin with a mild seasoning that compliments most dishes. You can pair this side dish with a fish such as salmon or cod. It also works great with pork chops, grilled chicken, steak, short ribs, and brisket.

How Do I Store Instant Pot Baby Potatoes?

Instant pot baby potatoes are the perfect side dish for meal prepping since you can easily make them in bulk. So if you have any leftovers or are looking to meal prep, let the instant pot baby potatoes cool and then place them in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

How Do I Reheat Instant Pot Baby Potatoes?

To Reheat the baby potatoes, place them in a microwavable bowl and heat them for 1 to 2 minutes until they are warm. You can also heat them up in a pan or broil in the oven to make the skin crispy.

macro shot of cooked baby potatoes with herbs and spices

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white plate with cooked baby potatoes

Instant Pot Baby Potatoes

Natalia-Flavorful Home
Instant pot baby potatoes are light and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside! These potatoes make the most delicious side dish, and with the instant pot, they are quick and easy to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 106 kcal

Equipment

  • 10-quart Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 lb baby potatoes
  • 2 tsp dry thyme seasoning
  • 1 tsp powdered garlic seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water or broth
  • butter or olive oil optional, for serving
  • fresh dill optional, for serving

Instructions
 

  • Choose the most petite baby potatoes, wash and remove imperfections, slice in half.
  • Turn the Instant Pot on to "saute: setting, add ghee, and deglaze the pot. Add sliced potatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes till slightly brown and crispy.
    Instant Pot insert with uncooked baby potatoes and spices
  • Add water, spices, stir. Cover with lid, seal, and set the setting to "high pressure" for 3 minutes. It will take 10-15 minutes for pressure to build.
    Instant Pot with setting set to 3 minutes on high pressure
  • Once the timer is off, do a manual release. Open, add butter if desired, garnish and serve.
    white plate served with cooked halves baby potatoes and seasoning

Notes

Find the most petite baby potatoes and make sure they are all relatively the same size, so they cook evenly in the instant pot.
Make sure to add the spices into the instant pot at the same time as the water so that the potatoes are evenly seasoned.
Move your hand out of the way when releasing the pressure valve to ensure you do not burn your hand.
If you do not plan to serve the potatoes right away, you can use the keep warm function on the Instant Pot. Just make sure to turn your Instant Pot off once you take the potatoes out. 

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 299mgPotassium: 484mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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