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instant pot boiled potatoes

Instant Pot Boiled Potatoes


  • Author: My Heart Beets

Ingredients

  • 4 to 10 potatoes, scrubbed (see directions for cook times according to potato size)
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Pour water into the instant pot’s steel insert, place the trivet inside and place the potatoes on top of the trivet.
  2. Secure the lid and close the pressure valve. 
  3. The cook time will vary according to the size of the potatoes. For small potatoes (3 to 5 ounces), cook at high pressure for 8 minutes. For medium potatoes (6 to 8 ounces), cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. For large potatoes (9-12 ounces), cook at high pressure for 12 minutes.
  4. Naturally release pressure for 10 minutes, then open the valve to release any remaining pressure.

Notes

  • I have used this recipe to cook as many as 10 potatoes at once. The number doesn’t seem to matter, as long as they all fit.
  • Cook time varies according to the size of the potato. For small potatoes (3 to 5 ounces), cook at high pressure for 8 minutes. For medium potatoes (6 to 8 ounces), cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. For large potatoes (9-12 ounces), cook at high pressure for 12 minutes.
  • For a potato that weighs more than 12 ounces, try adding 1 minute per additional ounce.
  • This recipe (like all of my recipes) is tested using a 6 qt instant pot – if you’re using a larger pot, you may need to add more water.