Instant Pot Loaded Potato Salad #Recipe

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Salad Recipe From Val's Kitchen

I love potatoes but what I don’t like about them is the time involved until they’re cooked. This Instant Pot Loaded Potato Salad recipe is currently my favorite potato salad recipe. It gets nice flavor from our favorite baked potato toppings. The Instant Pot reduces the time substantially and keeps the kitchen nice and cool. This Instant Pot Loaded Potato Salad has been a hit each time I served it. It is a perfect side dish for any bbq, meal or gathering. Here’s how I make it.

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Salad

Equipment Needed

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  • Instant Pot
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • cutting board
  • potato peeler
  • silicone cooking spoon

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  • 2.5 pounds potatoes, peeled & cubed (I used russet potatoes)
  • 1.5  cups water
  • 8 oz sour cream & onion dressing (I use Axelrod)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup real bacon bits (I used Oscar Mayer)
  • 6 oz sharp cheddar cheese, cut into pieces about the same size as the potatoes


Place a trivet or steamer basket into the Instant Pot.

Place the potatoes and water into the Instant Pot.

Set the Instant Pot on manual high with a cooking time of 4 minutes.

When the Instant Pot has finished cooking the potatoes, do a quick pressure release.

Remove the potatoes and let cool.

Place the mayonnaise, sour cream & onion dressing, and Italian seasoning into a small bowl and mix.

Add the mayonnaise mixture to the potatoes and mix thoroughly.

Add the bacon and stir thoroughly.

Add the cheese and stir thoroughly.

Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

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I'm a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I'm a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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  1. Now I know I need to get an Instant Pot. I keep seeing all of these great recipes, but you got me with the potato salad. This recipe sounds amazing.

  2. You had me at “loaded potato salad.” Once I read the ingredients I was even more sold. I’m a sucker for a good potato salad.

  3. Wow. What a great potato salad recipe! I have recently purchased an Instant Pot and I am collecting recipes that I can make in it. I will give this recipe a try. My husband would love it!

  4. Potatoes are everything. But this potato salad makes me want to increase my daily consumption of potatoes. And it looks easy enough to make. Thanks for this recipe.

  5. Oh, this looks so good! Potato salad is a lot of times my dish that I take to parties in summer, I have never used the instant pot for it. Great idea!

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