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Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes

You can make super crispy roasted potatoes right in your Instant Pot with just 11 minutes of pressure cooking. There is a secret method for extra-crispy results that you won’t find in the Instant Pot recipe book! 

Plus, I share my grandmother’s amazing recipe for potato seasoning!

Try serving this my Pioneer Woman Meatloaf recipe or with a Perfectly Seasoned Steak!

A white plate with roasted potatoes from the instant pot with fresh rosemary and sea salt.

Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes

Guy, I’m gonna tell you a secret. The Instant Pot recipe book got this one wrong. (Gasp!)

I don’t think anyone loves roasted potatoes as much as I do, so it was completely necessary to go against the grain and make one crucial change to their recipe.

Let’s get into it.

How do you Roast Potatoes in the Instant Pot?

Here’s the secret: Pressure cook the potatoes first. Then saute them. (Seems like a given, right?) Welp, the folks at Instant Pot have you doing it the opposite way, which results in moist potatoes in a pool of chicken broth.

👇🏻This is what the potatoes look at after pressure cooking, but before sauteing. If you forget to pierce the potatoes like I did with a few, they may split. Not a big deal, but a good idea to give them a poke before pressure cooking.

An instant pot full of potatoes that have been pressure cooked.

Best Potatoes for Roasting

Yukon Golds are best for roasting. (Or baby Golds, in this case)

Bon Appetite explains why:

“There’s enough waxiness to hold their shape and develop nice caramelization on the outsides, while simultaneously having enough starch to make the interior creamy, silky, and luxuriously buttery.

This is the real beauty of the Yukon Gold, what makes them the best potatoes for roasting. The crisp. The creaminess. The texture.”

What Size Instant Pot is needed?

-I have a 6 quart Instant Pot, although any size will work well with this recipe.

What if the Burn Indicator Turns on?

-The more I use the Instant Pot, the more I see this message. As long as I’ve made sure that I’ve removed any specs from the bottom of the pan before pressure cooking, I don’t worry about the message as it will go away with a little bit of time.

Can you Freeze Roasted Potatoes?

-Roasted potatoes can be frozen and reheated, but do lose a bit of their texture in doing so.

The best way to freeze them is to wrap them in foil packets once they are completely cool. When ready to serve, unwrap them and bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

The Best Potato Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary
  • ¾ teaspoon oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

This seasoning is fantastic on chicken and pork too!

A white plate with roasted potatoes and a fork holding one that's been cut in half.

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Roasted Potatoes on a white plate.

Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes

5 from 12 ratings
Baby Potatoes are pressure cooked in chicken broth for just 11 minutes, then sautéed to crispy perfection and topped with my grandmother's seasoning recipe!


  • 2 lbs. baby gold potatoes*, scrubbed clean
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2-3 Tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more if needed
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste

Potato Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary
  • ¾ teaspoon oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Pierce each potato with a fork and place in the Instant Pot along with the garlic and chicken stock. Secure the lid and ensure that the steam valve is shut. Pressure Cook for 11 minutes.
  • Quick release the steam valve and open the lid. Drain out the chicken broth and pat the potatoes dry. 
  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode. Add 1-3 Tablespoons of vegetable oil, along with the potato seasonings. 
  • Leave the potatoes in place for 5 minutes or so to allow the first side to brown. Use kitchen tongs to carefully rotate them until each side is browned and crisp. Add more vegetable oil if necessary. Remove them from the pot and serve!


Yukon gold (or baby gold) potatoes are best for roasting. The baby sizes are separate from the larger Yukon Golds, generally in netted bags. The size of the bags at my grocery store were 24 oz. each and I used 1 + 1/2 bags for this recipe, although 2 full bags could be used. 


Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 229mg, Potassium: 1010mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 20IU, Vitamin C: 50.1mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 2.1mg
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39 comments on “Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes”

  1. hi
    I am doing a dinner tonight for 50. I have the very small, peeled potatoes (300 of them I think), Going to try this for a few to see how they turn out but I am going to final roast in the oven on sheet pans at 425. Too long to sautee in the IP. I will report back on my sucess. Sounds terrific. Not fond of rosemary so leaving it out.

  2. I prefer my baby potatoes halved or quartered for roasting. Can I do that before or after pressure cooking? (And, if before, would that reduce the pressure cooking time?) Thank you!

  3. So yummy and feel good to your bones good

  4. Super recipe and NO FAIL. Only used salt, pepper and thyme, and it was still delicious. I ABHOR potato skins but didn’t even notice them this way – my potato-loving husband is THRILLED that I have found a potato recipe I like.

    • I’m sooo happy to hear that this was a success for you! I absolutely LOVE these potatoes and the cooking method, I’m glad you feel the same and that we found something good for your husband! Woo!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! Take care 🙂 -Stephanie

  5. Can i use baby red potatoes?

  6. Are all of your recipes for the instant pot? I do not have one but I am making the potatoes the conventional way for dinner to night. I am also making 1/4 of the meatloaf. I will let you know how everything turns out. I am a seasoned cook and think all will do well.

  7. I just wanted you to know how much I love this recipe. It worked brilliantly the first time I did it. I’m about to make another batch. Thank you!

    • Hey Nizzle! That TOTALLY makes my day!!! It’s funny, it’s been a few weeks since I busted out the Instant Pot myself and I just made my Spaghetti and Meat Sauce recipe tonight in it. Now I want those roasted potatoes, might have to make them tomorrow! Thank you so much for letting me know what you thought of the recipe!! You’re the best! Have a great night and enjoy your meal. -Stephanie

  8. 7 medium potatoes took over 20 minutes to get done.

    Next time, I’ll coat the potatoes with an olive oil and spice mixture using this recipe.  Then cook for 15 minutes and do a 10 or 15 minute natural release. Sauteing is a great idea but didn’t work for me as potatoes broke apart when I turned them.

  9. Do you pressure cook on high or low?

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