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Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Sure thing! These Instant Pot scalloped potatoes are my go-to comfort food. Creamy, cheesy, and simple to make, they're a hit every time. Perfect for family dinners or potlucks!

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Peek inside my kitchen! I'm tackling a comforting classic today - scalloped potatoes. Picture thinly sliced potatoes, swimming in rich, creamy sauce, sprinkled in layers of cheese that's melted to perfection! And guess what? An Instant Pot is all I need. Sounds tempting, right? Stay with me as I uncover the secrets behind this crowd-pleaser. Let's roll up our sleeves together and bring this dish to life – let the cooking adventure begin!

Ingredients for Creamy Scalloped Potatoes in the Instant Pot

  • Yukon gold potatoes: Creamy texture and buttery flavor make them ideal for layering in this dish, creating a hearty base.
  • Onion: Adds a sweet and savory depth to the dish, infusing each layer of potatoes with rich flavor.
  • Cheddar cheese: Melts beautifully between the layers of potatoes, creating a gooey and flavorful binding element in the dish.
  • Chicken or vegetable broth: Infuses the potatoes with savory umami notes and helps to cook them to perfection in the instant pot.
  • Heavy cream: Adds richness and creaminess to the dish, creating a luscious sauce that coats each slice of potato.
  • Garlic: Provides a subtle kick of flavor that enhances the overall taste profile of the scalloped potatoes.
  • Butter: Contributes richness and a velvety texture to the dish, ensuring each bite is indulgently delicious.
  • All-purpose flour: Helps to thicken the creamy sauce that binds the layers of potatoes together in this comforting dish.
  • Fresh parsley: Adds a pop of color and freshness to the finished dish, balancing out the richness of the creamy potatoes.

Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the scalloped potatoes quickly and efficiently.
  • Sauté function: Used to cook the onions and garlic at the beginning to build flavor for the dish.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

This Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes recipe is a quick and delicious way to enjoy a classic comfort food. Perfect for family dinners or special occasions.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 415 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1.5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • to taste Salt and pepper
  • as needed Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Turn on the Instant Pot and select the sauté function. Melt the butter and sauté the garlic and onions until softened.
  • Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Gradually whisk in the broth and cream until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add a layer of sliced potatoes in the Instant Pot, followed by a layer of cheese and some of the cream mixture. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used.
  • Close the Instant Pot with the lid and set the valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Carefully open the lid and let the scalloped potatoes sit for a few minutes to thicken.
  • Serve garnished with chopped parsley.


Notes go here.


Calories: 415kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 14gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 520mgPotassium: 720mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 820IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 380mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Comfort Food, Instant Pot, Scalloped Potatoes
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Tips for Making Scalloped Potatoes Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the scalloped potatoes as directed but do not bake.
  • Cover the dish tightly with foil and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to bake, remove from the fridge, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, then bake as per the recipe instructions.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the scalloped potatoes but do not bake.
  • Cover the dish tightly with foil and freeze for up to 2 months.
  • When ready to bake, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then bake as per the recipe instructions.

Did you know that adding a layer of thinly sliced ham between the potato layers in this instant pot scalloped potatoes recipe can add a delicious savory flavor to the dish?

Common Questions About Making Scalloped Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Can I use a different type of cheese for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute cheddar with other cheeses like Gruyere, Swiss, or mozzarella for a different flavor profile.
How can I make this dish vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, simply use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
Can I add bacon or ham to this recipe?
Absolutely! Adding cooked bacon or ham between the layers of potatoes and cheese can add a delicious savory twist to the dish.
Can I prepare this dish ahead of time?
Yes, you can assemble the scalloped potatoes ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to cook. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time slightly if the dish is cold from the fridge.
How do I store leftovers?
Store any leftover scalloped potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.

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