Instant Pot Potato Salad [video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 7 reviews

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Cook time Cook time: 15 minutes

Instant Pot Potato Salad is a quick and easy recipe made in the pressure cooker in less than 15 minutes. It is super convenient because you end up cooking both the potatoes and eggs together in the same pot. Watch the short video tutorial below and see how easy this recipe is!

This is the perfect salad to enjoy during spring or summer times. It pairs well with barbecue ribs, meatloaf, or with some roasted asparagus.

Easy Instant Pot Potato Salad

This is one of our favorite recipes to make during summer times. It is perfect for picnics, potluck, parties, or barbecuing. Prior to discovering the Instant Pot, we would make this salad the traditional way, where we would cook the potatoes and eggs separately. 

However, since we got the pressure cooker, this became our go-to dish. Not only is it super easy to make, but you cook everything at the same time in one pot. Also, it is a budget-friendly dish, which requires just a few simple ingredients. It is a win-win dish, and it does not get any better than this!

All is required is to wash, peel, and then chop the potatoes and cook them along with the eggs. Once cooked, you are pretty much done. Simply mix the ingredients together and enjoy a delicious homemade Instant Pot Potato Salad. 

Another benefit of making this recipe in the pressure cooker is that you will end up with tender and perfectly cooked potatoes that hold the shape nicely. Also, you do not need to worry about watching the eggs cook, as they will be cooked together. 

Instant Pot Potato Salad Ingredients:

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • Potatoes – the key to the best potato salad is to use starchy potatoes. We usually go with russet or Yukon gold potatoes as they work pretty well for this recipe.
  • Eggs
  • Chopped onion
  • Mayonnaise – you can use reduced or non-fat if desired
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Dill pickle juice
  • Mustard
  •  Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Instant Pot Potato Salad?

As stated above, this is one of the easiest dishes you can make. Start by washing and peeling the potatoes, and then cut them into smaller cube sizes. We highly recommend using a steamer basket to cook the ingredients. It does not cost much but is very convenient and handy.

Instead of cooking the eggs and potatoes separately, we simply put the eggs in between peeled and diced potatoes in the steamer basket. Then, we steam them for about 4 minutes on high in the pressure cooker.

Once the 4 minutes have elapsed, allow some time for natural pressure release. Carefully remove the steamer basket from the pressure cooker. A nice trick to easily peel the eggs is to quickly place them under ice-cold water once removed from the steamer. This will stop the cooking process and will be easily peelable. 

Lastly, peel and dice the eggs, and combine all the ingredients gently in a separate bowl. Use your favorite mayonnaise for this. Add salt and pepper to taste. If needed, add more mayonnaise to achieve the desired consistency.

Can I make Potato Salad in advance?

Absolutely! This is the perfect dish to make in advance, and it tastes actually better the next day. Since all the ingredients combine together as they refrigerate, the flavors combine, resulting in an even tastier salad.

It is best to refrigerate it up to 2-3 days in advance. Make sure that when you mix the ingredients, they are cold. Then, store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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5 from 7 reviews

Instant Pot Potato Salad

Instant Pot Potato Salad is a quick and easy recipe made in the pressure cooker in less than 15 minutes. It is super convenient because you end up cooking both the potatoes and eggs together in the same pot.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 45 mins


Dressing Ingredients


Pressure Cook Potatoes and Eggs:

Assemble the salad

Nutrition information

Calories: 532 Carbohydrates: 43 Protein: 9 Fat: 36 Saturated Fat: 6 Cholesterol: 124 Sodium: 840 Potassium: 1048 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 2 Vitamin A: 310 Vitamin C: 14.3 Calcium: 64 Iron: 2.7
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I love potato salad, but I became addicted to the kind my aunt makes. She is from Colombia and they add carrots to theirs and it is served warm. Yum!


Kerrie Mendoza

I love to make potato salad in the summer for our outdoor Sunday dinners when we bring a dish to pass. I am excited to use my instant pot to make this this summer!


Sara Welch

What a great looking potato salad! This would pair perfectly with some grilled steak or chicken; looks delicious!


Anne Marie

I love that this recipe skips a few steps. Being able to cook the egg and potato together saves time!


Amy Desrosiers

This potato salad looks amazing!! I love a good potato salad in the summer time!


Celebrate Woman Today

Catalina, You are outdoing yourself every day I visit your space. What a salad!


Chrissie Baker

This is such an easy recipe for my Instant Pot! Thanks!!



It’s so easy and practic to do. and of course tasty. Thanks for sharing



Love the idea of making potato salad in the instant pot! So easy and yummy!



I used my instant pot to make potato salad once. It was a game changer and saved so much time.


Ruth I

This is a great recipe! We love potatoes here, I like that there are lots of recipes we can do to it. I will definitely try this!



I love this recipe! I use my Instant pot all the time!


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