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Steaming potatoes in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
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How to Boil Potatoes in Instant Pot?

Quick and easy way to steam or boil potatoes in the pressure cooker. 
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: Potato, Side
Diet: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Meeta Arora


  • 4 Russet Potatoes about 7oz each
  • 1 cup Water


  • Clean potatoes with water. Add 1 cup water in the instant pot steel insert. Place trivet and place potatoes on top of the trivet. Close lid with vent in sealing position. 
  • Pressure cook on Steam mode at high pressure for 10 mins.
  • When the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally. If in a hurry, you can release pressure 10 minutes after the beep. 
  • Remove the potatoes from the instant pot to stop additional cooking. 


  • Adjust time between 8-15 mins depending on size of potatoes. For example, if the potatoes are about 9 oz each, then steam for 12 mins.
  • The cooking time remains the same even if you increase or decrease the quantity of potatoes, however the size of the potatoes affects the cooking time as mentioned in previous note. 
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.8mg