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Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes

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These are the best cheesy potatoes you’ll ever try! My Instant Pot cheesy potatoes are a yummy blend of onion, potatoes, shredded cheese, breadcrumbs, sour cream, and seasonings.

Within just 15 minutes you’ll be biting into the best bowl of homemade potatoes you’ve ever had. I like to serve it with Instant Pot Chicken and Green Beans.

Also known as funeral potatoes, you can whip these instant pot cheesy potatoes up to bring to your next family gathering. The delicious blend of seasoned potatoes smothered in sour cream and cheddar cheese will have everyone begging for more.

Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes


Supplies Used to Make Cheesy Potato Recipe

  • unsalted butter
  • red onion
  • garlic cloves
  • broth (vegetable or chicken)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • shredded potatoes
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • breadcrumbs

Why do they call them funeral potatoes?

As the name suggests, funeral potatoes are usually a potato casserole type of dish that’s often brought to a funeral. These instant pot cheesy potatoes are the ultimate comfort food to help anyone suffering from grief. We like to serve them with pork shoulder roast.

Generally speaking, funeral potatoes will usually be served warm during a funeral or pot luck gathering. These cheesy potatoes will bring you comfort whether you’re bringing them to a funeral, another family event, or serving them at home.

How do you shred potatoes?

You’ll need 8 cups of shredded potatoes to make these instant pot cheesy potatoes. You’ll want to rinse your potatoes and then peel the skin off of your potatoes.

From there, you’ll grab a cheese grater and grate your potatoes over a plate or bowl so that the shredded potato pieces fall onto a clean surface.

Once you’ve shredded all 8 potatoes, you’ll put them into the steamer basket in your instant pot to start making instant pot cheesy potatoes.

Can you freeze a dish with sour cream in it?

Yes, you can freeze funeral potatoes. You don’t have to cook your funeral potatoes beforehand. Simply gather the ingredients, mix them together as instructed and store in an airtight container in your freezer.

Thaw, and then cook in the Instant Pot following the Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes recipe.

Since this recipe is made using the instant pot and is complete in half an hour, the need to store the funeral potatoes ahead of time is truly an unnecessary step.

You can make the prep even faster by using frozen hash brown potatoes instead of grating your own potatoes.

How do you reheat funeral potatoes?

If you’re only reheating a small bowl of funeral potatoes you can reheat your instant pot cheesy potatoes in a microwave-safe contain for 30 seconds at a time until completely warm.

You may place a casserole dish of funeral potatoes in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes for reheating larger portions of funeral potatoes.

Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes

You will need to broil the recipe for the final stage of preparing these instant pot cheesy potatoes for your next gathering. Make sure you have the necessary supplies and kitchen gadgets to complete this recipe.

I used an oven for the final broil, an instant pot, an instant pot steamer basket, a small baking dish, and a spoon for serving. Make sure you read through the full set of instructions so that you have everything you need to make these instant pot cheesy potatoes.

More Ways to Make Potatoes in Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot breakfast potatoes like this cheesy fiesta potatoes recipe is a great way to make instapot potatoes.
  • Instant Pot baked potatoes - Once you make baked potatoes this way, you'll have a hard time cooking them any other way.
  • Instant Pot sweet potatoes - this is the best way to make pressure cooker potatoes when using sweet potatoes.
  • Instant Pot garlic mashed potatoes - This recipe is one of our family favorite Instant Pot potato recipes. It is simple, yet full of flavor with the addition of garlic.
  • Mashed red potatoes - Want to learn how to cook potatoes in a pressure cooker? This is a great recipe to start with. It's simple with basic ingredients and comes together wonderfully.
  • Parsley potatoes - This is my favorite way for cooking potatoes in Instant Pots. So tasty and delicious.

How do I Make Easy Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes?

You’ll need unsalted butter, chopped red onion, minced garlic cloves, broth, potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.

Gather the ingredients and print my recipe card so you can learn how to make instant pot cheesy potatoes today.


How long to cook potatoes in Instant Pot?

For this recipe, you'll pressure cook the diced cheesy potatoes for just one minute. Keep in mind that the potatoes are cooking during the time the pressure cooker is building up to pressure and also when the pressure is being released.

This recipe is for Instant Pot diced potatoes, which is why the cooking time is so little. If you were to cook this recipe with thicker pieces of potatoes, you'd use a longer cooking time.

However, diced potatoes are perfect for a cheesy hashbrown potatoes recipe.

What is the difference between scalloped and au gratin potatoes?

Creamy au gratin potatoes are basically sliced potatoes cooked in a cheese sauce and topped with cheese.

Cheesy scalloped potatoes are cooked in heavy cream or milk sauce. While you can add cheese to scalloped potatoes, traditional scalloped potatoes don't have cheese added to the recipe.

Are funeral potatoes scalloped or au gratin potatoes?

Technically, they are neither. We made a cheesy shredded potatoes recipe and used a combination of ingredients used in scalloped potatoes and au gratin potatoes to make the ultimate cheesy potatoes in Instant Pot recipes.

Can I use this recipe to make crockpot cheesy potatoes?

Cheesy potatoes with real potatoes can be made in either a pressure cooker or a slow cooker.

Our recipe instructions are for a pressure cooker, but you could also cook this in a crockpot on high for 4-6 hours. Just make sure to spray the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray before you add all the ingredients.

So yes, switch this into a crockpot cheesy potato recipe if your pressure cooker is going to be used for a different recipe.


Yield: 8 Servings

Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes

funeral potatoes in serving bowl

These Instant Pot potatoes are the best way to enjoy cheesy potatoes! Easy to make and perfect for any gathering. You'll love what we consider to be the best cheesy potatoes recipe! Cheesy potatoes are sometimes referred to as funeral potatoes too because they are easy to make and serve at a gathering and cheesy potato casserole is pure comfort food.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


How to Make Cheesy Potatoes

  1. Turn Instant Pot on to saute mode and saute the onions and garlic together with butter for 1-2 minutes while stirring.
  2. Add in the broth and seasonings.
  3. Add shredded potatoes to an Instant Pot steamer basket and set this on top of the onions and broth. The will prevent sticking to the pot.
  4. Close the instant pot lid and turn the pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 1 minute.
  5. Allow for a quick pressure release and then add in the sour cream and cheese and dump the potatoes into the mixture. Stir it all together.
  6. Transfer to a small baking dish (8-inch square or similar) and top with bread crumbs.
  7. Turn on oven broiler on low. Broil on a low oven rack for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and serve.


Can I Make Crock Pot Au Gratin Potatoes with This Recipe?

Yes, you can! You'll want to add all the ingredients and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 429Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 53mgSodium 1167mgCarbohydrates 52gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 5gSugar 4gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 14g

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