You’re going to love how easy it is to cook Instant Pot Whole Red Potatoes that have the perfect texture. This is a hands-off healthy side dish that can be served in a variety of ways. 

bowl of chopped white potatoes with chives on top

Recipe Highlights

Red potatoes are considered a nutritious food since they have potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, fiber, and B vitamins. Most people boil red potatoes on the stovetop to cook them. But, this method for cooking them in a pressure cooker is so much easier.

You can literally dump the potatoes in the pot, push start, and walk away for 30 minutes. Once the cooking time is up, just remove the lid and enjoy perfectly cooked potatoes with no fuss. 

Serve the cooked red potatoes plain, or with your choice of butter, ghee, or coconut oil. Or, mash them up and serve them as mashed potatoes. You can also transform cooked red potatoes into a potato salad. The possibilities are endless!

Recipe Steps

I promise that you are going to love how much easier it is to cook potatoes in the Instant Pot versus cooking them in the oven.

Here are the steps to making these perfectly cooked red potatoes in the pressure cooker.

Step One

The first step is to wash the potatoes and give them a pat dry with a clean towel. You’ll be able to cook about 4 medium sized red potatoes in a 3-quart Instant Pot or 8-12 medium red potatoes at a time in a 6-quart Instant Pot.

instant pot red potatoes raw

Step Two

Next, add one cup of water to the base of your pressure cooker, place the stainless steel trivet in the bottom, and add the potatoes to the base on top of the trivet. Lock on the lid and set the timer to 10 minutes on high pressure.

red potatoes in an instant pot pressure cooker

Step Three

Once the cooking time is up, let the pressure come down naturally for about 10 minutes. Then, use the quick release to release any remaining pressure. Remove the lid and use tongs to grab the potatoes.

Step Four

As mentioned above, there are lots of ways you can serve red potatoes. The most common way is to slice them and then serve them plain or with a pat of butter. 

sliced red potatoes in a white bowl

FAQs

Are red potatoes healthier than gold potatoes?

Maybe, because the red skin likely has more antioxidants than plain skin.

What do red potatoes taste like?

They have a creamy texture and are usually less crumbly than a cooked Russet potato.

How do I store any leftovers?

Store any cooked potatoes in a glass dish with a lid in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

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red potatoes with chopped chives on top

Instant Pot Whole Red Potatoes (10 Mins, Perfect Texture)


Description

You’re going to love how easy it is to cook Instant Pot Whole Red Potatoes that have the perfect texture. This is a hands-off healthy side dish that can be served in a variety of ways. 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 48 medium red potatoes
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Scrub the potatoes and give them a pat dry with a clean towel.
  2. Add one cup of water to the base of your pressure cooker, place the stainless steel trivet in the bottom, and add the potatoes to the base on top of the trivet.
  3. Lock on the lid and set the timer to 10 minutes.
  4. When the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes. Then, use the quick-release to get rid of any remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully remove the lid and use tongs to transfer the potatoes to a serving plate. Slice the potatoes and serve, or store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator.

Notes

You’ll be able to cook about 4 medium red potatoes in a 3-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker or up to 8-12 medium red potatoes in a 6-quart Instant Pot. 

If your potatoes are small (less than 2 1/2 inches long), then you can reduce the cook time to 8 minutes. If your potatoes are large (longer than 3 inches long), then you should increase the cook time to 12 minutes.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: pressure cooker, instant pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: instant pot red potatoes, pressure cooking potatoes, instant pot potatoes

 

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