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Baby Potatoes on a black plate in front of a pressure cooker

Instant Pot Baby Potatoes

Instant Pot Baby Potatoes are tender, tasty and easy to make. You can make these pressure cooker baby potatoes with red or gold baby potatoes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker baby potatoes recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 217 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 lb Baby Potatoes (red or gold)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 (1 oz) pkg Zesty Italian Dressing Mix


  1. Add the water to the inner liner pot of the pressure cooker. Set a steamer basket in the pot.

  2. Gently scrub and rinse potatoes. Place them in the steamer basket.

  3. Place the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  4. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 12 minutes. High pressure. The pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure.

  5. When the cook time is finished, turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to do a Quick Release of the pressure/steam.

  6. When the pin in the lid drops down, open and carefully remove the steamer basket of potatoes.

  7. Empty the inner pot and dry it. Then put it back in the main housing and turn on the Sauté setting.

  8. When hot, add the olive oil and butter, then add the cooked potatoes. Let them sit a minute before stirring. Try to get them a little browned on all sides.

  9. Sprinkle the Italian dressing mix and garlic powder over the potatoes. Gently stir to coat all of the potatoes. Cook just a few seconds more to let the seasoning bloom.

  10. Turn off the Sauté setting and remove potatoes to a serving bowl. Drizzle with any butter/oil left in the pot.

  11. Serve immediately.