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How to Make Instant Pot Mini Potatoes

Instant Pot mini potatoes are a delicious and easy side dish that can be made in just minutes using your Instant Pot.

This recipe features bite-sized baby potatoes that are cooked until tender and infused with flavor from aromatic herbs and spices.

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Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish for dinner or a party appetizer that’s sure to impress, these Instant Pot mini potatoes are the perfect choice. With their crispy texture and rich, savory flavor, they’re a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to be a hit at any meal.

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Do I need to peel the potatoes before cooking them in the Instant Pot?

No, you can leave the skin on the potatoes. In fact, leaving the skin on can add extra flavor and texture to the dish.

Can I add other seasonings or herbs to the dish?

Yes, you can add any herbs or spices that you like, such as garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, or paprika.

What ingredients to I need to make instant pot mini potatoes?

  • Honey Gold baby potatoes, cut in half
  • garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • water or chicken broth
  • unsalted butter, melted
  • parsley, finely chopped
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve (optional)

Helpful tools to make this recipe

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How much water should I use when cooking mini potatoes in the Instant Pot?

For most recipes, adding 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot before placing the potatoes on the trivet works well. This is enough to create steam for pressure cooking without submerging the potatoes.

How can I ensure the mini potatoes cook evenly in the Instant Pot?

Try to choose mini potatoes that are similar in size for more consistent cooking. If there’s a significant size difference, some may be overcooked while others are undercooked.

What other recipes should I try?

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How to Make Instant Pot Mini Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs. Honey Gold baby potatoes, cut in half
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. water or chicken broth
  • 3 T. unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ c. fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Optional: Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

Instructions

  1. Add the potatoes to the Instant Pot® and sprinkle with the garlic powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. 
  2. Pour water or broth into the unit and cover. Lock the lid into place and flip the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Select the “Manual” setting on high and adjust the cook time to 2 minutes.
  3. When the cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes. Then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Once the pin drops and no more steam is coming out, carefully remove the lid and set aside. 
  4. Turn the unit off and drain the potatoes completely. Return the potatoes to unit and add melted butter and parsley. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and toss to combine.
  5. To serve, transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl and top with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!
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