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Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad


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This Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad is the perfect side dish for summer barbeques and picnics. The potatoes cook so quickly and easily in the Instant Pot and the end result is a delicious, crowd-pleasing dish.

a collage of loaded baked potato salad in a yellow dish next to silverware on a brown wood table with an instant pot, yellow bowl and blue cloth in the background with title text reading Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad

My goal whenever I attend a potluck is to make something as easy as possible that doesn’t look like it was effortless. I want everyone to enjoy the dish, but I don’t want to spend all day to get that result.

If I go the appetizer route, my most popular choices are these Sweet & Sour Meatballs and this Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip.

When bringing lunch, especially if kids will be there, this Egg Salad Without Mustard is my first choice.

If I volunteer to bring a side dish, I go with this Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad. It’s super easy and always a hit.

How to Make Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad

You can make this Loaded Baked Potato Salad without an Instant Pot since most of the ingredients get combined OUTSIDE of the pot. The reason I like to use my Instant Pot in this recipe though is that it makes cooking the potatoes so incredibly easy.

Step 1 – “Roast” the Potatoes

The deep, earthy flavor you get in this dish comes from this simple step. Before we pressure cook the potatoes, we have to saute them first.

Set the pot to “Saute,” let it heat up, then add the potatoes and roast them for several minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally to cook them evenly and to prevent them from sticking to the bottom.

overhead view of potatoes in an instant pot on a white background

Step 2 – Steam Potatoes

After you’ve finished “roasting” the potatoes, remove them from the pot and place them in a steamer basket.

overhead view of potatoes in an instant pot next to a steamer basket

Next, add one cup of water to the pot and carefully place the steamer basket with the potatoes inside.

a steamer basket of potatoes in an instant pot

Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes, then quick release the pressure. Move the potatoes to a large bowl and place the potatoes in the refrigerator to cool.

potatoes in a white bowl on a white counter next to a blue and white cloth

Step 3 – Slice the Potatoes

Once the potatoes are cool to the touch, remove them from the refrigerator and slice them into quarters or halves, depending on how large the potatoes are.

Step 4 – Combine All Ingredients

Next, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. To get the “Loaded Baked Potato” flavor now we just need to add all of those yummy toppings to our cooked potatoes: bacon, cheese, sour cream, and green onions. If you want a creamier texture, you can also add a little mayonnaise.

potatoes: bacon, cheese, sour cream, green onions, and mayonnaise in a white bowl on a brown table next to an instant pot

Mix the toppings into the potatoes. Your Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad is done!

a collage of loaded baked potato salad in a yellow dish next to silverware on a brown wood table with an instant pot, yellow bowl and blue cloth in the background

Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Ready to make this Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad? Here’s the recipe card with the exact measurements.

Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad

This thick and creamy recipe is a great to have on a warm day.
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Cook Time 15 mins
10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 517 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lbs baby heirloom potatoes
  • 12 oz bacon cooked and chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water for cooking in Instant Pot

Instructions
 

  • Add oil to instant pot and turn on to saute. Add in the potatoes and roast them for 6-8 minutes, stirring on and off to ensure all the potatoes are lightly roasted.
  • Remove potatoes and place them in a steamer basket.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot inner pot and then place the steamer basket with the potatoes in the pot.
  • Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing position.
  • Set to a manual high time for 7 minutes. When the cooking time has finished, do a quick pressure release.
  • Transfer potatoes to the refrigerator to cool quickly. When they are cool to the touch, half and quarter the potatoes depending on the size of the potato.
  • In a large bowl, mix potatoes together with remaining ingredients.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 14gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 499mgPotassium: 858mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 408IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 6mg
Keyword easy salad, instant pot, potato salad
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