Potato salad seems to be a summer staple. It goes well with the barbeques and potlucks that seem to come together during the summertime. Alex requested potato salad for a recent family get together and I decided to use my Instant Pot. Boy, did this speed up the process! Instant Pot potato salad is delicious and FAST to make!
What is an Instant Pot?
You many be wondering what the heck an Instant Pot is. Let me share with you something that can totally change the way you cook! It is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, porridge maker, steamer, browning pan, yogurt maker, and soup maker. This wonderful little machine does all of this while using less energy and preserving more nutrients.
I can cook frozen chicken breasts in 10 minutes, a whole chicken in 20, and dry beans can be cooked to perfection in less than an hour. This machine stays on my counter top because I use it so much. You can read more about why I love Instant Pot here.
Instant Pot Potato Salad
Using an Instant Pot to make potato salad speeds up the process drastically! Instead of boiling potatoes for 20 minutes you can cook them at high pressure for 4. Oh my goodness, how I love my Instant Pot!
Let’s get down to how you can make potato salad using your Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. You can print this recipe at the bottom of the post. To see all of my Instant Pot posts click here.
First, place the steamer basket in the Instant Pot. Add water, potatoes, and eggs.
Lock lid in place, select High Pressure, 4 minutes cook time and press start. When timer beeps, turn off pressure cooker and let the pressure release naturally for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, do a quick pressure release. When the pressure is released, carefully remove the lid. Remove the steamer basket from the pressure cooking pot and transfer the potatoes and eggs to a large bowl.
It is best to let the potatoes and eggs cool before handling them. You can use this time to chop your veggies.
When the potatoes are cool chop them up to your desired size.
Next, tackle the eggs. I have to say that hard boiled eggs are perfect cooked in the Instant Pot. I have never had an entire batch of perfectly easy to peel hard boiled eggs, this is just too easy!
Chop your eggs and add to the potatoes.
Add your celery and scallion to the mix.
Finally, add your mayo. I hope to make homemade mayonnaise soon so if you have a great recipe please link it in the comments. Now, stir it all up!
Alex and Shane both enjoy bacon on the potato salad and since it was a large family gathering I decided to go all out.
Instant Pot Potato Salad Recipe
As you can see, using an Instant pot to make potato salad is super fast. Instant pot potato salad is also delicious!
- 3 pounds new red potatoes
- 6 organic eggs
- 1½ cups of water
- 1 pound bacon if desiered (I use nitrate-free)
- 1 bunch of green onions
- 3-4 stalks organic celery
- 2 cups of mayonnaise
- Salt & pepper
- * I use organic ingredients
- Place the steamer basket in the Instant Pot.
- Pour water in followed by potatoes and eggs.
- Lock the lid and set manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
- Once the machine beeps turn it off and allow to naturally release pressure for 4 minutes.
- Release the pressure and remove the potatoes and eggs. Allow to cool.
- Peel your potatoes once cooled.
- Combine chopped potatoes, eggs, green onions, and celery (bacon if desired)
- Add mayonnaise and stir it all up.
- Add salt & pepper to taste.
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