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how to boil potatoes soft in instant pot

How To Boil Potatoes In Instant Pot Without Trivet

We use just 2 ingredients to make simple, plain boiled potatoes in the instant pot to make soft boiled creamy potatoes which can be used to make mashed potatoes or potato masala, potato stew, soups etc.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how long to boil potatoes for mashed potatoes, how long to boil potatoes in instant pot, how to boil potatoes in instant pot, instant pot boiled potatoes, soft boiled potatoes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
pressure build up and release time 25 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 5 potatoes
Calories 131kcal


  • 5 medium sized potatoes I used yellow potatoes or yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 cup water


  • Wash the potatoes very well in water and clean them. You may peel the potatoes or you may keep the skin of the potatoes if you like. Also prick the potatoes using a knife which will allow some steam to escape while its cooking.
  • Place the potatoes in the instant pot.
  • Add the one cup of water and close the instant pot with lid in sealing position.
  • Press pressure cook or manual button and cook in high pressure for 30 minutes. If you want it too soft in texture, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Once the cooking is done, the pot will beep and you can press the "keep warm/cancel' button.
  • Wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Once the pressure is all released, carefully open the lid. You can carefully transfer the cooked potatoes to a serving dish and use a fork to see if they are cooked completely until soft and tender in texture.
  • The soft cooked, tender potatoes are ready to be used to make mashed potatoes or potato sandwiches, curry, stew, soup etc!


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg