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Instant Pot Parsley Potatoes with Butter and Garlic

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Instant Pot Butter Potatoes with Parsley are one of my go-to potato side dish recipes. Tender buttery potatoes are seasoned to perfection and topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese. This Parsley Potatoes recipe is truly where it's at!

These Instant Pot small potatoes are a great starter recipe for those learning to pressure cook. Learn how to cook potatoes in an instant pot!

Honey gold potatoes offer a rich flavor and a nice thin-skinned potato. This makes it easy so no peeling is required for this recipe.

This recipe is an inspiration to the parsley potatoes Julia Child version. parsley buttered potatoes will complement chicken, beef, pork, and more.

butter potatoes in white dish
butter potatoes in white dish

Parsley Potatoes Ingredients

  • Baby Potatoes
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter
  • Water or Chicken Stock
  • Parsley

Equipment Used to Make IP Butter Potatoes

How to Make Parsley Potatoes

Start by dicing up your potatoes, and then toss them in your pressure cooker.

Sprinkle on your seasonings, and then pour the stock on top. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and make sure the valve is set to sealing.

Once the cooking time is done allow it to natural release for 5 minutes. Then manually release the remaining pressure.

Then open up and add in the butter and parsley, stir and then grate with parmesan cheese.

We love serving butter potatoes with a bbq meal along with other bbq sides.

butter parsley potatoes in serving dish

Interested In More Instant Pot Potato Recipes

Cooking potatoes in Instant Pot are so easy, here are some of my favorite recipes to consider.

Can I Use A Different Variety Of Potatoes

This recipe is great for baby potatoes. White, red, or yellow potatoes are great for this recipe. I think you will enjoy this recipe with any variety of potatoes.

How to Know When Parsley Potatoes Recipe Is Done

Your potatoes are done when you stick a fork in them and they are tender. If you use a larger sized potato you might find your potatoes need a bit longer to cook.

But with smaller potatoes, they should be cooked perfectly with the time in the printable recipe card.

Storing Pressure Cooker Potatoes

Go right ahead and store any potatoes you do not eat right away in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Your potatoes will store for 3-5 days in the fridge. Just reheat in the microwave, or warm the potatoes up in a skillet on the stovetop.

Recipe FAQs

What are baby potatoes called?

New potatoes are what baby potatoes are called. They are smaller in size compared to say a russet or Yukon gold. New potatoes are harvested when the leaves are still green, so you get smaller-sized potatoes.

Do you need to peel small yellow potatoes?

The skin on smaller yellow potatoes does not need to be peeled. You will find that the skin is very thin and soft so you can easily eat them.

Can I make this potato recipe on the stovetop?

If you don't want to cook your potatoes in the Instant Pot, you are more than welcome to cook them on the stove. Boil water with your potatoes and once the potatoes are fork-tender, drain.
Then in the pan add butter, seasoning, and spices and enjoy.

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Parsley Potatoes with Butter

butter parsley potatoes in white serving dish

Honey Gold roasted mini potatoes with butter and parsley is a delicious baby potatoes recipe you can't help but love.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Natural Pressure Release Time 5 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


    How Long to Cook Potatoes In Instant Pot

    1. Add the potatoes to the Instant Pot and sprinkle with the garlic powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
    2. Pour water or broth into the unit and cover. Lock the lid into place and flip the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Select the “Manual” setting on high and adjust the cooking time to 2 minutes.
    3. When the cooking time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes. Then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Once the pin drops and no more steam is coming out, carefully remove the lid and set it aside.
    4. Turn the unit off and drain the potatoes completely. Return the potatoes to the unit and add melted butter and parsley. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and toss to combine.
    5. To serve, transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl and top with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.


What to Serve with Parsley Potatoes

Air Fryer Pork Chops
Swedish Meatballs
Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Apples


  • Can my dog have Parsley Potatoes with Butter? 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 garlic and parsley, a toxic ingredient for your dog. Also giving butter is not a good idea, as some dogs are lactose intolerant. Ideally, you should give your dog potatoes that do not contain these two ingredients.
  • Can my cat have Parsley Potatoes with Butter? Although the potato itself is not harmful to cats, this recipe includes garlic, a toxic ingredient 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 442Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 24mgSodium 413mgCarbohydrates 96gFiber 1gSugar 93gProtein 3g

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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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