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4.62 from 13 votes
Cook Time : 10 mins
Total Time : 25 mins
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Last Updated on February 3, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt

These Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes are a crowd-pleasing side dish. Also known as funeral potatoes, this cheesy potato casserole is a classic comfort food.

These delicious potatoes are great for potlucks, family gatherings, and holiday dinners. If you are a fan of cheesy potatoes like this recipe you may also enjoy these Air Fryer Potato Skins.

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Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes in a white baking dish on table next to Instant Pot and serving spoon.

Funeral Potatoes 

Sometimes potatoes get a bad reputation, but not only are they delicious and filling but they also contain nutrients such as vitamin B6, potassium and vitamin C. So, you can feel good about feeding this simple, yet delicious side dish recipe to your family. 

Why I Love This Recipe

These potatoes are a classic comfort food, perfect for potlucks, family gatherings and holiday meals. Loaded with flavor and nutrients such as vitamin B6, potassium and vitamin C, this cheesy potato casserole is sure to be an instant hit with everyone at the table. 

  •  Easy to make
  •  Always a hit at parties
  •  Perfect for picky eaters

If you love Instant Pot potato recipes you may also enjoy this Instant Pot Herbed Potatoes recipe.

Ingredients

Since this is such a basic and classic recipe, chances are you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Broth – I like to use chicken broth for this recipe. You can use homemade or store-bought. 
  • Sour Cream – I prefer to use full fat sour cream to make this recipe. 
  • Potatoes – You will need some fresh or frozen shredded hashbrown style potatoes for this recipe. 
  • Cheese – Shredded Cheddar cheese brings the best flavor to this cheesy dish. I like to grate my own for the best melt. 
  • Seasonings – You will need minced garlic, salt and pepper to add the flavor to this recipe. 

Substitutions

  • Broth: Instead of chicken broth you can use vegetable or beef broth. 
  • Cheese – I like to use cheddar cheese, but you can use colby jack, mexican blend cheese or even a little parmesan to make these potatoes.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

If you want to make this recipe even more flavorful, here are a few suggestions. 

  • Bacon – Add in some chopped cooked bacon for an extra flavor boost. 
  • Chives – Sprinkle some fresh chives over the top before serving for an added pop of color and flavor. 
  • Topping – Instead of breadcrumbs for the crispy topping you could also use crushed Corn Flakes or Ritz Crackers.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

Aside from the ingredients above, here are the items you’ll need:

How to Make Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes 

Making this comfort food side dish is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a crave-worthy dish that the whole family will love in no time at all.

Step 1: Sauté the red onion, and garlic in butter

Turn Instant Pot on to saute mode, wait for display to read “Hot” then add butter, onions, and garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.

butter, onions and garlic cooking in the instant pot.

Step 2 – Add Broth and Seasonings

Sprinkle the onions with salt and pepper. Then, pour in the broth.

butter, onions, garlic, salt pepper in the instant pot.

Step 3: Add the potatoes to a steamer basket

Add shredded potatoes to steamer basket and set basket in Instant Pot on top of the onions and broth. 

a steamer basket full of shredded potatoes in an instant pot with onions, and broth under it.

Step 4: Pressure cook the potatoes

Secure the lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 1 minute.

Step 5: Release the pressure

When cook time ends, quick release the pressure. Pour potatoes into pot and set steamer basket aside. Add the sour cream and cheese. Stir to combine.

cooked shredded potatoes topped with sour cream and shredded cheese in an instant pot.

Step 6: Transfer to a baking dish

Transfer to a small baking dish (8 inch square or similar) and top with bread crumbs or cereal.

a spatula with a scoop of Cheesy Potatoes from an instant pot.

Step 7: Broil the potatoes

Broil in oven for 2-3 minutes to brown the topping.

Step 8: Garnish with additional cheese if desired before serving

Remove from oven and serve. Top with additional cheese, if desired.

Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes in a white baking dish on table next to Instant Pot.

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve these potatoes with a meal like this Air Fryer Spatchcock Chicken or this Herb Roasted Pork Loin.

Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes in a white baking dish on table next to Instant Pot.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure that this dish comes out perfectly:

  • Make sure to use shredded potatoes for this recipe. Diced potatoes will not work as well here. 
  • Feel free to use your favorite type of cheese or a combination of cheeses in this dish. 
  • If you like a crunchier topping, you can add a few tablespoons of melted butter to the breadcrumbs or cereal before sprinkling over the potatoes. 
  • If you are using fresh potatoes instead of frozen, make sure that you soak them in cold water for 15 minutes before adding them to the Instant Pot. This will help remove some of the starch and prevent your potatoes from becoming mushy. 
  • If you want to make this dish ahead of time, you can assemble up to a day before and cover with plastic wrap then refrigerate until ready to bake. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store? 

Leftover potatoes can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 

How to reheat? 

 Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until heated through, or reheat single servings in the microwave until warm. 

Can you freeze? 

No, I don’t recommend that you freeze this recipe as the potatoes can become mushy when thawed.

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Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes

Corinne Schmitt
One word for this recipe: cheesy.
4.62 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 352 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Steamer basket
  • casserole dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • ¾ cup red onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups shredded potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs or Corn Flakes

Instructions
 

  • Turn Instant Pot on to saute mode, wait for display to read “Hot” then add butter, onions, and garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add salt, pepper, and broth.
  • Add shredded potatoes to steamer basket and set basket in Instant Pot on top of the onions and broth. 
  • Secure the lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 1 minute.
  • When cook time ends, quick release the pressure. Pour potatoes into pot and set steamer basket aside. Add the sour cream and cheese. Stir to combine.
  • Transfer to a small baking dish (8 inch square or similar) and top with bread crumbs or cereal.
  • Broil in oven for 2-3 minutes to brown the topping.
  • Remove from oven and serve. Top with additional cheese, if desired.

Notes

  • Make sure to use shredded potatoes for this recipe. Diced potatoes will not work as well here. 
  • Feel free to use your favorite type of cheese or a combination of cheeses in this dish. 
  • If you like a crunchier topping, you can add a few tablespoons of melted butter to the breadcrumbs or cereal before sprinkling over the potatoes. 
  • If you are using fresh potatoes instead of frozen, make sure that you soak them in cold water for 15 minutes before adding them to the Instant Pot. This will help remove some of the starch and prevent your potatoes from becoming mushy. 
  • If you want to make this dish ahead of time, you can assemble up to a day before and cover with plastic wrap then refrigerate until ready to bake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 14gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 548mgPotassium: 999mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 550IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 318mgIron: 7mg
Keyword Instant Pot Cheesy Potaotes
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Last Updated 01/28/2023

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