Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

brown bowl full of Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Do you love tender and cheesy potatoes? These Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes take just 20 minutes to make and will have you living in potato heaven!

brown bowl full of Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

This is the perfect potato side dish that takes minimal effort and delivers maximum flavor.

When you're craving comfort food with a little bit of sass, this is the recipe you need to make. It's hearty, it's addictive, and it's soon to be one of your favorite guilty pleasures.

While this is a great side dish for holidays and family get-togethers, it's also extremely delicious to make for the weekend to just indulge your tastebuds with cheesy goodness.

Why This Recipe Works

To be honest, there's nothing about this recipe that doesn't work. All the ingredients pair perfectly with one another to deliver potato perfection. Everyone always raves about how mashed potatoes are the star of the show, but they're underestimating this crazy good dish.

I'm all for any side dish that looks this good and tastes just as good as it looks! And the best part? Clean-up is a breeze. Once again, the Instant Pot proves that it's the perfect way to cook fork-tender potatoes time and time again.

  • Every serving is loaded with cheese and flavor
  • This is the perfect recipe for holiday gatherings or a hearty side dish
  • There is more than enough to enjoy the next day as leftovers

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What are Instant Pot scalloped potatoes?

Scalloped potatoes are sliced potatoes that are cooked with a creamy and cheesy sauce. The ingredients can vary but all recipes are similar.

Recipe Ingredients

ingredients needed to make Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

White potatoes - You can use red potatoes as well if you'd like. 

Garlic cloves - I prefer cloves but garlic powder is also an option. 

Chicken broth - To make this recipe vegetarian, use vegetable broth. 

Garlic powder - If you only have garlic powder and no cloves, double it via the measurements on the recipe card. 

Oregano - Excellent to pair with the garlic flavor. 

Salt and pepper - To taste.

Heavy cream - Adds richness and thickness to the potatoes. 

Cheddar cheese - You can use any type of shredded cheese. 

Cilantro - Fresh cilantro is an excellent garnish, but is optional. 

close up of cheesy potatoes topped with fresh cilantro and parsley

How to make Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Gather the ingredients to make these yummy Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes. You don't want to get started until you have everything ready.

Step One: Peel and cut the potatoes.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Step Two: Chop the  garlic cloves.

Step Three:  Add the potatoes, chicken broth, and spices to the Instant Pot. Set the pot to HIGH Pressure for 1 minute.

Step Four: Do a QUICK RELEASE.

Step Five: Put the cooked potatoes into a bowl.

Step Six: Set the pot to Saute for a minute and add the chopped garlic with the spices.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Step Seven: Add the heavy cream, cheddar cheese, and the sauce. Mix well.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Step Eight: Pour the sauce onto the bowl of potatoes.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Step Nine: Add the cheddar cheese to the top of the bowl and place the bowl in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Step Ten; Cover the bowl with Aluminum foil and set the pot to BAKE at 375 F for 15 minutes. Cover the pot with an Air Fryer lid.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Step Eleven: After the time has passed, take the lid off.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Step Twelve: Dish & add garnishings.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Serve & enjoy!

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Variations

There are so many ingredients that you can add to this potato recipe. Some simple variation options are:

Ham

If you want to make homemade Scalloped Potatoes with Ham, simply add ⅔ cup of cubed ham along with the cheese mixture.

Sweet potatoes

Feel free to substitute a little of the potato with some sweet potatoes.

Pesto

A spoon full or two of pesto adds in a whole new flavor!

Helpful Tips

If you're worried about cutting the potatoes uniformly in size, you can use a mandolin to help slice the potatoes in the right thickness. This is a fast way to cut them quickly and evenly.

How To Serve

All you have to do is scoop a serving onto a plate and dig in!

This would be amazing with just a big slice of homemade bread or even pair it up with Ham, Cornbread, and Apple Pie for an entire comfort food meal!

How To Store

You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Be sure to eat the leftovers within 2-3 days.

How To Reheat

The best way to reheat leftover scalloped potatoes is to put a small serving in the microwave and reheat for 30-45 seconds. You can also add some more shredded cheese on top if you'd like.

Recipe FAQs

Do I have to use the Air Fryer lid?

Yes, you need to use the air fryer lid for the best results. However, you can use Instant Pot Duo Crisp, Mealthy CrispLid, or any similar appliance as well.

Why is part of my scalloped potatoes crunchy?

Your potatoes may be crunchy because they may not be uniform in thickness. It's important to do your best to get them all the same thickness if possible.

Why are my scalloped potatoes watery?

If the potatoes are watery, you may have added too much liquid to the recipe, or you need to give it a little bit longer to cool down. These potatoes will thicken up as they cool.

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brown bowl full of Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

You're going to love these cheesy Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes! A delicious potato dish!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Brunch, dinner, lunch, party, picnic, Side Dish
Cuisine: modern
Keyword: Baked Potato, cheddar cheese, Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes, Potatoes
Prep Time: 9 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 3 lb white potatoes peel and cut finely
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon oregano
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cup cheddar cheese
  • cilantro for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Place the sliced potatoes inside the Instant Pot.
  • Add the chicken broth and garlic powder and put on the lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 1 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.
  • Put the potatoes in a bowl.
  • Add chopped garlic into the empty Instant Pot and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the oregano, salt, black pepper and mix well.
  • Add the heavy cream and cheddar cheese. Mix.
  • Pour the mixture onto the potatoes that are in the bowl. Add the remaining cheddar cheese on top.
  • Cover the bowl of potatoes with aluminum foil and place the bowl in the Instant Pot.
  • Put on the Air fryer lid and bake at 375 F° for 15 minutes.
  • Take off the lid and, garnish, and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcal Carbohydrates: 44g Protein: 15g Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 17g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 94mg Sodium: 989mg Potassium: 1091mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 976IU Vitamin C: 48mg Calcium: 342mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • If you're worried about cutting the potatoes uniformly in size, you can use a mandolin to help slice the potatoes in the right thickness. This is a fast way to cut them quickly and evenly.
  • If the potatoes are watery, you may have added too much liquid to the recipe, or you need to give it a little bit longer to cool down. These potatoes will thicken up as they cool.
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