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

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: pressure cooker, instant pot
  • Cuisine: Vegan, healthy


Here’s how to cook whole red potatoes in the pressure cooker.


  • 4 small red potatoes
  • 1 cup water


  1. The first step is to wash the potatoes and give them a pat dry with a clean towel.
  2. 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.
  3. Use either the natural-release or quick-release before opening.


You’ll be able to cook about 4 small red potatoes in a 3-quarter Instant Pot pressure cooker or 6-7 small red potatoes at a time in a 6-quart Instant Pot.

Also, be sure to allow an additional 10 minutes for the pot to come up to pressure.