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Pressure Cooker Red Potatoes Recipe

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Garlic Parmesan pressure cooker red potatoes are so easy and good! So good. I mean print this recipe now and get to making them good! 

Plus you can leave the red potato skin on for a perfectly tender bite. You are right now a few minutes away to a smothered, covered, and amazing potato side dish right in your pressure cooker (Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi will do!).

Pressure Cooker Red Potatoes in the ninja foodi

Pressure cooker red potatoes are a perfect 10 minute side dish with butter, minced garlic, and Parmesan. Sometimes simple flavors are the best, and this recipe is no exception. 

While I simply adore boiled red potatoes, they take 25 minutes to make and the pressure cooker cuts that time right down to only 10 minutes. 

That means you have no excuse not to enjoy these tiny bites of delicious goodness smothered with garlic and Parmesan. Plus, mini red or blush potatoes are just so filling that you can nearly eat them as the whole meal, which makes them the perfect side for chicken. 

And while this recipe is specifically to eat your potatoes as a side dish, you can use this pressure cooker red potato recipe to ready potatoes for potato salads or red mashed potatoes as well.

 

Easy Pressure Cooker Red Potatoes Recipe

As always, this recipe has a shortened printable version at the very bottom of the post for advanced cooks. However, if you read through the post, I offer valuable cooking tips and a video for these red potatoes. I answer all questions in the comments! 

  • 1.5 pounds of Mini Red Potatoes (locally, mine come in a mesh bag just this size)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4th cup Shredded Parmesan
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic salt (optional) 

Quick questions and answers for this recipe:

What pressure do you put pressure cooker on?  HIGH, Lid Closed and Sealed, Start

How long do you pressure cook red potatoes?  10 Minutes

What release for red potatoes? QUICK RELEASE

Ninja Foodi Red Potatoes Recipe

Dump your mini red potatoes (with skins on!) in your pressure cooker and add 1 cup of water. 

Salt your water (I like to use garlic salt, approx. 1 tsp)

dump red potatoes in pot with 1 cup water salted into pressure Cooker

 

Close your pressure cooker lid and make sure the steam is sealed on close. 

Push the pressure cooker button for 10 minutes. The pressure cooker will then come to full pressure before it starts to count down the clock for 10 minutes. 

Once done, do a quick release on your pressure cooker. 

Be careful as that steam is super hot. I like to use a fork to move mine over when I quick release. 

QUICK RELEASE TIP: Lay a kitchen hand towel on your pressure release to keep the steam from getting your cabinets wet!

pressure cook 10 minutes on high for red potatoes

 

Garlic! Parmesan! Butter!

Let’s season these babies. 

Carefully pour your red potatoes into a bowl or use tongs to place carefully. 

Add 3 Tablespoons butter (in 1 tablespoon pats) to your potatoes. 

Add 1 tablespoon minced garlic to bowl

Add 1/4th cup shredded Parmesan cheese over top of potatoes. 

 

Butter, garlic, and Parmesan on whole red potatoes with skins on

 

Carefully mix your potatoes so the butter and garlic cover all potatoes. Be careful as potatoes are tender. 

Some may break open a little bit, which just means the butter gets inside. 

 

mini red potatoes with garlic and Parmesan

 

You should be left with a super tender and totally flavorful red potato!! 

Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot

 Do you own an Instant Pot or a Ninja Foodi

This recipe works the same no matter which pressure cooker brand you own and isn’t difficult at all. You can also see my growing category of pressure cooker recipes here. 

I cook in both and create recipes around both and if there are differences, I will note in the post! 

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5 from 7 votes

Pressure Cooker Red Potatoes


Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Garlic Parmesan pressure cooker red potatoes are so easy! Just leave the red potato skin on for a perfectly tender bite right through this blush potato. Only 10 minutes in your pressure cooker (Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi will do!) to a smothered, covered, and amazing potato side dish. 

Ingredients
 

  • 1.5 pounds of Mini Potatoes locally, mine come in a bag just this size
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 th cup Shredded Parmesan
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic salt optional

Instructions

  • Dump your mini red potatoes (with skins on!) in your pressure cooker and add 1 cup of water. 
  • Salt your water (I like to use garlic salt, approx 1 tsp)
  • Close your pressure cooker lid and make sure the steam is sealed on close. 
  • Push the pressure cooker button for 10 minutes. The pressure cooker will then come to full pressure before it starts to count down the clock for 10 minutes. 
  • Once done, do a quick release on your pressure cooker. Be careful as that steam is super hot. I like to use a fork to move mine over when I quick release. 
  • Carefully pour your red potatoes into a bowl. 
  • Add 3 Tablespoons butter (in 1 tablespoon pats) to your potatoes. 
  • Add 1 tablespoon minced garlic to bowl
  • Add 1/4th cup shredded Parmesan cheese over top of potatoes. 
  • Carefully mix your potatoes so the butter and garlic cover all potatoes. Be careful as potatoes are tender. 
  • Eat! Enjoy! Yum! Come back and rate this recipe and leave me a comment on what you think.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 824mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g

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5 Comments

  1. Made this tonight! Simple and delish! My husband told me this is how potatoes were meant to taste.

    1. Its one of my very favorite ways to cook potatoes! Thanks for the feedback!

  2. Delicious! I melted the butter and garlic in the microwave and poured it over the potatoes in the bowl before adding the cheese and mixing. Husband loved it 🙂 Hadn’t used my pressure cooker in a long while and was looking for a quick side – this totally fit the bill and had me pinning more recipes to try!

  3. These were so yummy and easy. Thanks!

  4. I followed the recipe, with one exception – I melted the butter and combined it with the minced garlic before adding it to the potatoes. I followed the directions and these turned out perfectly. These potatoes were only the second thing I had made in my new pressure cooker, so this recipe really boosted my confidence. Thank you for a simple recipe with delicious results.

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