How to Steam Potatoes in the Instant Pot

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How to Steam Potatoes in the Instant Pot

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I mostly follow a plant-based diet. I do have fish once or twice a month, but plants are my main food. I find that I get the energy I need and can lose or maintain weight by eating this method. Matter of fact my energy is so much higher on a plant-based diet vs eating meat filled diet.

If you are interested in following the plan I follow you can check out this book to guide you on your journey. If you are struggling to lose weight then I highly suggest it! I lost 6 pounds my first week and then lost an additional 8 in the next few months. I am NEVER hungry and am always satisfied. Cravings for sugar are under control as well.

How long do I steam potatoes?

I eat a lot of potatoes and I also like to meal prep so today I pulled out my Instant Pot and steam up a week’s worth of potatoes.

I like to steam using the following times:

Small 9-10 minutes

Medium 10-12 minutes

Large 13-14 minutes

When the potatoes are done

When your potatoes are done a knife should go in and out of the potato easily.

Store potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge and they should last up to 6 days.

How to Steam Potatoes in the Instant Pot
How to Steam Potatoes in the Instant Pot

How to steam potatoes in the Instant Pot

Recipe by Mary McKinneyCourse: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch


  • 5 pounds of potatoes

  • 1 cup of water

  • Instant Pot


  • In the bottom of your Instant Pot add 1 cup of water.
  • Insert your steamer tray and place your potatoes on top.
  • Place the lid on your Instant Pot and lock it. Close the pressure valve.
  • Push the steam button and add the amount of time that you need.
  • When finished release the steam, be careful it will be very hot steam.
  • Using tongs remove your potatoes.

Check out some of my other potatoes recipes:

Quick and Easy Mexican Taco Baked Potato

Cheesy Dairy Free Hashbrown Casserole

Crispy Potato Bites- Fat Free

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