Instant Pot Buttered Red Potatoes

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Instant Pot Buttered Red Potatoes is a 5 ingredient classic side dish recipe. Red potatoes, butter, garlic, and onion seasoned and ready to serve. Garlic butter potatoes might steal the show of your main dish.

I am always looking for new potato recipes to whip up. This red potato side dish was perfect, and we paired it next to some pork chops and a salad. I also like to serve it with Instant Pot Chicken and Green Beans sometimes.

Quick, simple ingredients, and the right amount of flavor. This Instant Pot red potatoes with butter and garlic was a hit with my family.

Ingredients For Red Garlic Potatoes

  • Red Potatoes | You can use yellow or even white potatoes for this recipe. I just enjoy the skins on red with the flavoring of the onions and garlic.
  • Butter | I recommend real butter not margarine for this recipe.
  • Garlic | Fresh is best, but you can also reach for jarred garlic that is pre-minced.
  • Onion | I used a white onion but yellow would work as well. I don't recommend using red.
  • Vegetable Broth | If you don't have vegetable broth chicken would work as well.


How to Make Instant Pot Buttered Red Potatoes

Which is better white or red potatoes?

Red potatoes actually are fewer carbs than a traditional white potato like a Russet. They also lower calories and fiber than other varieties of potatoes.

Depending on how potatoes are cooked will vary in flavor, nutrient values, and more. I recommend picking a potato that you enjoy flavor wise.

Can you eat the skin on red potatoes?

The skin on the potatoes is a great source of fiber and nutrients. Red potato skins are thinner than other varieties so when you eat them they are not as chewy in texture.

So yes, you can eat with the skins on, or take the time to peel if you prefer.

Tips For Cooking Potatoes In Instant Pot

  • Make sure to evenly cut your potaotes so all the potatoes will cook evenly.
  • Feel free to add in or take away some ingredients to flavor your potatoes as you would like.
  • If your potatoes are not fully cooked, place the lid back on the Instant Pot and cook another minute or two. Depending on the size you slice will depend on how quickly they will cook.
  • Make sure the valve is set to sealing position, so the potatoes cook properly.
  • Grate some parmesan and sprinkle on top for parmesan potatoes!

Storage Of Leftover Potatoes

If you happen to have leftover potatoes, place them in the proper container and store them for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Then toss in the microwave to reheat, or opt to heat potatoes up on the stove.

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Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Buttered Potatoes

Buttered red potatoes

Butter Potatoes are a classic side dish recipe you will enjoy! Soft, tasty, quick, and easy to make: good Buttered Potatoes are always a splendid solution as a garnish or even as a main dish. Adults appreciate and kids love it!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes


    1. Place insert into the instant pot. Slice potatoes into rounds. Place potatoes into the instant pot.
    2. Add in halved onions, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour in one cup of vegetable broth.
    3. Place lid on the instant pot. Turn valve to sealed position.
    4. Press pressure cook or manual button and set timer to 8 minutes.
    5. Once the instant pot stops counting and beeps release pressure from the valve by turning it to open.
    6. Stir potatoes well and serve.


Variations to Buttered Potatoes:

  • To make this recipe more than special, very tasty, and colorful, you can also use pieces of meat: bacon, ham, sausages, anything goes!
  • Classic and intuitive, Parmesan cheese is always a great choice to enhance potatoes. And if it goes with Parmesan, it can be tested with other cheeses, such as Roquefort. Just don't put too much cheese on it, especially if you're using varieties with stronger flavors like Roquefort.
  • To add crunch and surprise the family, another suggestion is to use grains. Sesame and various seeds go, just test to discover which is your favorite.
  • Various spices are also marching to turn your potatoes into something special. It is advisable to start with a light touch of Rosemary and then try other options such as paprika and Thyme, for example.


  • Can my dog have Buttered Potatoes? Cooked potatoes are a safe food for your dog, they even sell commercial potato-based dog foods. A cooked potato diet is recommended for dogs with allergies. However, this recipe is not only made of potatoes but includes onion and garlic, ingredients highly toxic for your dog. It also includes milk-based products and it is advisable not to give this either, since some dogs are lactose intolerant. Ideally, you should give your dog potatoes that do not contain these ingredients.
  • Can my cat have Buttered Potatoes? Although the potato itself is not harmful to cats, this recipe includes onion and garlic, ingredients highly toxic to your cat. It is advisable not to give this or butter, as some cats are lactose intolerant.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 728Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 81mgSodium 264mgCarbohydrates 101gFiber 9gSugar 8gProtein 12g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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