Instant Pot Salted Potatoes – Vegan + Gluten Free

by Sharon on August 28, 2017

These Instant Pot Salted Potatoes are an easy, healthy, side dish to pair alongside virtually any family meal. They are a blank canvas giving you lots of options and perfect for beginners to pressure cooking! This recipe is both vegan and gluten free making it friendly to lots of different diets.

Instant Pot Salted Potatoes in a bowl on a wooden surface with a soft white napkin in the background.

When I first bought my Instant Pot the main intention was one pot meals. Chili and soups and things like that.

Then along came the steamer basket I found at the thrift store for $2.99. I’ve grown to love it, using it for easy steaming of sweet potatoes (will share soon!).

Next I discovered these Instant Pot Salted Potatoes from an IP facebook group I’m in and it’s been side dish city around here.

Instant Pot Salted Potatoes in a bowl on a wooden surface with a soft white napkin in the background.

Instant Pot Salted Potatoes

Now some may wonder why bother using the IP?

Such things can just as simply be made on your stovetop or in the oven. I can answer with three words:

It’s freakin’ HOT.

I want potatoes but I don’t want a raging inferno in my apartment to get them. Summertime is not the time for cozy warm kitchens. Ask me in December and I may be singing a different tune. 😉

As for August, I’m using my IP.

This yummy potato dish was based off the recipe from the Instant Pot guru “This Old Gal” and her Syracuse Salted Potatoes. Her recipe adds a nice blanket of butter to the spuds, which is super delicious, I’m sure. I like to keep mine plain and let them play a supporting role to a great curry or roast dinner.

I chop the leftovers into chunks, toss them with olive oil and roast ’em up as hash browns with eggs for breakfast. The options are endless!

Instant Pot Salted Potatoes in a bowl on a wooden surface with a soft white napkin in the background.

Instant Pot Salted Potatoes – Vegan + Gluten Free
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  • 2.5 - 3 lbs new potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 6 cups water


  1. Add the water and salt to the Instant Pot and whisk well until the salt had dissolved then add the potatoes
  2. Lock the lid on and ensure the valve is set to 'seal'. Hit the Manual button and adjust the time to 2 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes. Release any remaining pressure and carefully remove the lid
  3. Drain the potatoes and let them sit in the colander for 2-3 minutes then serve
I LOVE these potatoes with this Honey Mustard Chicken recipe. The sauce drizzled over the potatoes was so good.

Instant Pot Salted Potatoes






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Nicoletta @sugarlovespices September 1, 2017 at 8:01 am
Every time I hear about or see a recipe coming from an Instant Pot, I am more and more wanting to buy one. These potatoes look perfectly cooked, I just want to reach out and grab one. So yummy!
Sharon September 1, 2017 at 8:52 am
It's the greatest little sous chef going! Love it for bone broth especially. :) Thanks Nicoletta!
Diane Galambos September 1, 2017 at 9:17 am
Hi Sharon, I have a recipe for potatoes that uses a lot of salt. This looks so appealing and easier than mine becasue of the Instant Pot. I have been resisting that Pot - do I need another appliance? maybe I do...
Sharon September 1, 2017 at 9:20 am
I'm loving my pot! Although I didn't have a crock pot or rice maker so it kind of acts as those also. I will say it is SO useful for things like broth, soup, chili and stews because it's really cuts down on time (and stirring!). Thanks for sharing your recipe! Salt & vinegar is the best pairing for potatoes. :) Have a great long weekend Diane!

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