Instant Pot Red Potatoes

Halved red potatoes with skin topped with parsley, salt and pepper in white bowl

This is the best way to make red potatoes. All you need is potatoes, vegetable broth and spices!

Halved red potatoes with skin topped with parsley, salt and pepper in white bowl

So you love potatoes, but you rarely have enough time to bake them in the oven? Use your pressure cooker instead!

You’ll be able to get perfectly cooked potatoes on your dinner table in just 15 minutes.

I always try to have potatoes on hand since they have a long shelf life and make for a versatile side dish. Red potatoes in particular are filled with vitamins and nutrients like iron, potassium, and vitamin B!

There are many Instant Pot recipes with potatoes, but this is one of the best for sure!

Can I Use Yellow Potatoes Instead?

Yes! This Instant Pot Red Potatoes recipe can actually be made with any type of baby potatoes. Try it with multi-color fingerling potatoes.

You can also use larger potatoes like Yukon Golds, but be sure to cut them into smaller bite-size pieces before cooking.

Do I Need To Wash Potatoes?

Since potatoes grow in the ground, I would definitely recommend washing before eating to remove any dirt and debris. Simply scrub potatoes under cold water and then pat dry with paper towels.

What Can I Use Instead of Vegetable Broth?

If you don’t have vegetable broth on hand, you can use water or any other type of broth instead, such as chicken broth. The potatoes will take on the flavor of the broth they’re cooked in, so if using water, you may want to add additional seasonings.

What Kind of Herbs Should I Use?

Potatoes pair well with dill, parsley, or rosemary, but you can really use any herbs that you like!

What Should I Serve With Red Potatoes?

Serve these Instant Pot red potatoes as a side dish to your favorite meat or fish recipes and top them with sour cream or any other sauce you prefer!

These potatoes are also a great side dish for pork loin, duck or any beef casserole.

If you don't have time, you can try this Instant Pot Boiled Potatoes recipe which is much easier.

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Halved red potatoes with skin topped with parsley, salt and pepper in white bowl

Pressure Cooker Red Potatoes

An easy and quick to make side dish of potatoes that goes perfectly with many main dishes. The potatoes are cooked excellently in the Instant Pot.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Potatoes
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 1 lb baby red potatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh herbs to taste


  • Wash and dry your potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes in the Instant Pot .
  • Pour vegetable broth
  • Cook at high pressure for 7 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, to a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid and serve. Feel free to sprinkle them with fresh herb, salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 2kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Sodium: 157mg Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 83IU
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12 thoughts on “Instant Pot Red Potatoes

  1. I'm new to the instant pot also... do the potatoes go in a basket on a trivet, etc or down in the broth?

    1. Good point, I left that in there out of habit but you don't really have to! You want the flavor to be more from the vegetable broth though and not just water, so I suppose starting with dry potatoes would help with that.

  2. I am using the smallest IP. How do I halve recipes apart from the obvious. Ie liquids and time. Love your recipes so far no major disappointments. Complete beginner and technophobe!

    1. Simply halve all of the ingredients, including the liquid. Usually there is no need to change the cook time for a small batch!

  3. I love the recipe but I would appreciate your stating weather you use the pressure cook setting for the cooking setting. I am new using an instant pot so I need very simple instructions.

    1. Hi Kay, I totally understand, I was the same way when I started using the Instant Pot. When it says "cook at high pressure" it means I am using the pressure cook setting, on high.

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