Garlic Herb Instant Pot Potatoes

These Garlic Herb Instant Pot Potatoes are so creamy inside, so easy to make and loaded with flavor! Just a couple minutes prep is all this delicious side dish requires!

garlic herb instant pot potatoes in pressure cooker

I never thought that Instant Pot potatoes would be the thing to win me over with pressure cooking, but what can I say?

They are so easy to cook, come out so fluffy inside, and the cook time is hands off. What could be better?

These Instant Pot Baked Potatoes were my first love, and these Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes were my second, but these garlic herb Instant Pot potatoes are right up there.

They might even have taken first place!

I like to use Creamer potatoes for this recipe — they’re small, they cook quickly and they have a smooth skin that doesn’t need to be peeled. (And let’s face it, we all hate peeling potatoes!)

The garlic herb combo is one I never tire of.

It adds so much flavor, without a lot of ingredients, prep time or even calories, making this a healthy side dish recipe loaded with potassium and fiber, that compliments any meal!

How to cook Instant Pot potatoes:

All types and sizes of potatoes require different cook times in the Instant Pot.

For these small, Creamer potatoes, 3-4 minutes is plenty (don’t overdo it! Mushy potatoes aren’t that appetizing).

For larger, “baked” potatoes, 15-20 minutes is necessary, and sometimes longer if the potatoes are quite large.

For diced potatoes when mashing, 2-3 minutes is lots, as the pieces are so small to begin with.

When cooking potatoes in the pressure cooker, a quick release is recommended (especially with the smaller potatoes as they will become overcooked more quickly). With Instant Pot baked potatoes, a natural pressure release may be better.

instant pot potatoes on blue plate

Variations on this pressure cooker potatoes recipe:

  • If you don’t have Creamer potatoes, you can make this recipe with cubed red potatoes (about 1″ in size). The cook time won’t change!
  • If you want to jazz up these Instant Pot potatoes, drain the broth and add a splash of cream and a teaspoon of basil pesto.
  • If you want a cheesy twist, drain the broth, add a drizzle of ranch and a sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese.

What to serve with these Instant Pot potatoes:

garlic instant pot potatoes overhead on plate

garlic instant pot potatoes overhead on plate

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Garlic Herb Instant Pot Potatoes

These Garlic Herb Instant Pot Potatoes are so creamy inside, so easy to make and loaded with flavor! Just a couple minutes prep is all this delicious side dish requires! 

Course Side Dish

Cuisine American

Keyword pressure cooker potatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 2 minutes

Total Time 7 minutes

Servings 8 servings

Calories 112kcal

Author Ashley Fehr


  • 2 lb Creamer or baby potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Halve larger potatoes if desired but leave smaller potatoes whole. Add potatoes to an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. 

  • Pour in the broth and season with 1 teaspoon salt.

  • Put the lid on and select Manual or Pressure Cook for 2 minutes. The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to reach pressure and begin counting down.

  • Once the cook time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then open the valve to release remaining pressure.

  • Drain the liquid from the pot and add the butter, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, parsley, garlic, thyme, and black pepper.

  • Stir until butter is melted and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve.


*You can cook more or less potatoes than this recipe calls for without changing the cook time or liquid, though I do recommend you adjust the level of seasoning.

Nutrition (this is an estimate)

Nutrition Facts

Garlic Herb Instant Pot Potatoes

Amount Per Serving

Calories 112 Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3g 5%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Cholesterol 7mg 2%

Sodium 494mg 21%

Potassium 554mg 16%

Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%

Dietary Fiber 1g 4%

Sugars 1g

Protein 3g 6%

Vitamin A 1.9%

Vitamin C 11.8%

Calcium 1.3%

Iron 5.3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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