Instant Pot Small Potatoes

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Instant Pot Small Potatoes are simply amazing!  Luscious little baby potatoes come out perfect every time in your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Small Potatoes

If you love potatoes, but hate the time it takes, and the constant watching and “pricking” trying to determine when they are done, and then avoiding burns and steamed up glasses when draining them, this Instant Pot Small Potatoes recipe is for you.    Your potatoes will cook up tender, moist and fluffy every time, in an amazingly short time!

Instant Pot Baby Potatoes Recipe

Even though people usually don’t think of potatoes as a “health food”, baby potatoes are very nutritious! One serving of these potatoes provides almost 45 percent of the RDA for vitamin C, and 10 percent of the RDA for vitamin B6, a vitamin required for neurotransmitter synthesis and cardiovascular system health. New or baby potatoes are also high in niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K,  and high concentrations of potassium,  iron,  phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium.  So here’s another reason for you to make these Instant Pot small potatoes ASAP :)

How to cook small potatoes in Instant Pot

Another awesome thing about small potatoes is that you don’t need to peel them! All you need to do is give them a quick rinse, put in your Instant Pot and add water.  Then, just sit back and relax as those potatoes steam to perfection!   Toss with some butter and herbs like dill or parsley or chives, and serve!

Small potatoes and sausages dinner made in Instant Pot

Like what’s on my plate on the picture above? The main dish that’s served alongside the new potatoes is Instant Pot Italian Sausages – yet another Instant Pot win! And the salad is raw zucchini and tomato salad – so healthy and yummy!

Pressure Cooker Baby Potatoes

I guarantee you and your family will love these Instant Pot Small Potatoes!   And since they are so simple, quick, and easy to make, and good for you, too, you can make them often, to rave reviews and compliments.  And if your family is fighting over the last one in the bowl, just smile and whip up another batch in your trusty, magical Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Small Potatoes

If you like Instant Pot small potatoes, you will also love these other easy Instant Pot recipes:

Instant Pot Meatloaf – make amazing juicy meatloaf in half the time it takes to bake it in the oven!

Pressure Cooker Meatloaf

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – once you try making mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot, you’ll never make them any other way!

Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes – yes, you can mimic the taste of oven roasted potatoes just by using your Instant Pot! They are so golden-brown!

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli – dinner in 20 minutes and tastes like Chinese takeout, everybody loves this easy beef and broccoli!

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes – yet another type of potato to make in your Instant Pot! These always turn out perfect!

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Instant Pot Small Potatoes

These Instant Pot small potatoes are amazing! So perfectly cooked and tender, they are a perfect summer side dish! This is the easiest method of cooking baby potatoes, period!
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Instant Pot, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby potatoes, mini potatoes, small potatoes
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 277kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 lbs small potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter cut into pieces (optional)
  • 1/2 bunch dill or parsley finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  • Put water and small potatoes in the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position.
  • Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 8 minutes on High pressure. When it's done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam.
  • Add butter, dill and salt and pepper to taste.


You can use any amount of small potatoes, the cooking time remains the same and quantity of water stays at 1 cup.
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Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Thanks for this recipe. I used Walmart’s Simply Perfect Yellow Potatoes. They are quite small. I put them on a rack. Delicious! The fresh dill and butter are all you need!

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