Instant Pot Red Potatoes with Chives and Garlic

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 123kcal


  • 2 lb. unpeeled red potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp. or ½ unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp minced chives
  • Ground black pepper


  • Place the potatoes, bay leaf, garlic, water, ½ tsp. salt in the pressure cooker.
  • Lock the lid and bring to high pressure and cook for exactly 8 minutes.
  • Remove the pressure cooker from heat and do a quick pressure release. Discard bay leaf.
  • Drain the potatoes and garlic in colander, return them to the pressure cooker.
  • Set the Instant Pot to “Manual” at high pressure for about 3 minutes.
  • Release the pressure naturally and dish out.
  • Mash potatoes to a chunky consistency and add butter and cream cheese.
  • Garnish with chives and season with salt and pepper and serve.


Calories: 123kcal