Pressure Cooker Potatoes are fluffy and tender on the inside and browned and crispy on the outside and tossed with herbs. You’ll be obsessed!
Guys, I am kind of obsessed with these Pressure Cooker Potatoes. Family and friends will tell you that potatoes have always bee obsessed with potatoes. I’m kind of the potato girl. Usually, though, it’s the mashed or french fried variety. Now, with the pressure cooker in my life, these potatoes are quickly becoming my favorite weeknight meal side dish.
Guys, it could not be easier to cook potatoes in the pressure cooker. You will need to use a steamer basket or trivet to hold the potatoes while they cook.
As far as liquid goes, you need to have some when you cook with a pressure cooker. If you don’t have the right amount of liquid, there will be no steam, thus no pressure. For this recipe, I use one cup of water.
My pressure cooker (I use the Instant Pot) has been a life saver. It makes the BEST hard boiled eggs. I love the way it makes cooking brown rice a breeze. And it is FABULOUS for making Kalua Pork cutting down the time from 16 hours in the slow cooker to just two in the pressure cooker.
Like I said it’s a time saver and this recipe is no exception.
If you are a fan of potatoes that are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, then you too are going to love these Pressure Cooker Potatoes too. They don’t take long to cook at all. I cook them for 5 minutes on high pressure and then do a 10 minute natural release.
The potatoes would be perfectly tender and fluffy if eaten right out of the pressure cooker, but I like a little bit of a crisp to them. For this reason, I added them to a skillet with a little oil, butter and herbs to give them a bit of that golden crust.
For these Pressure Cooker Potatoes, I used marble potatoes. I liked the variety of the baby purple, red and gold potatoes. I think that it makes a fun colorful dish. If you can’t find the marble potatoes you could use baby red or yukon gold potatoes, just cut them into large bite size pieces.
As far as herbs go, I chose to use dill and chives. I think the two work really well together and give a bright flavor. Freeze dried herbs that worked great for this.
I love using freeze dried herbs because they give you lots of freshness like fresh herbs but they last SO much longer. I have seen a few different brands but I happened to pick up the Litehouse herbs at Costco. I’ve been using them in everything. They make a great addition to dressings, sprinkled in pasta and of course, sprinkled on these Pressure Cooker Potatoes.
Note: Originally posted in 2017. Updated with a new video 2019.