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Quick and Easy Potato Salad in the Pressure Cooker Recipe Quick and Easy Potato Salad in the Pressure Cooker Recipe


Quick and Easy Potato Salad in the Pressure Cooker Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Whipped up a quick, easy pressure cooker potato salad today. Tangy mustard, creamy mayo, crunchy pickles, and tender potatoes. Perfect side dish, full of flavor. Can't wait to share it at our next family gathering!

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Ever find yourself hankering for a hearty potato salad but dread the wait? Well, yours truly has got just the solution - my quick and easy pressure cooker potato salad recipe! It's a dance of flavors in your mouth, with the crunchiness of pickles blending perfectly with the creaminess of those pressure-cooked potatoes. Trust me, one spoonful and you'll be hooked!

Ingredients for Quick and Easy Pressure Cooker Potato Salad

  • Potatoes: Potatoes provide a hearty base and creamy texture, making this dish satisfying and comforting.
  • Water: Water is essential for cooking the potatoes in the pressure cooker, ensuring they are tender and perfectly cooked.
  • Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise adds richness and creaminess to the salad, binding all the ingredients together for a cohesive texture.
  • Mustard: Mustard brings a tangy and slightly spicy flavor, balancing the richness of the mayonnaise and adding depth to the dish.
  • Pickles: Pickles provide a crunchy texture and a burst of tangy flavor, adding a refreshing contrast to the creamy salad.
  • Red onion: Red onion adds a sharp and slightly sweet flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile of the potato salad.
  • Parsley: Parsley adds a fresh and herbaceous note, brightening up the dish and providing a pop of color for presentation.

Essential Tools for Making Pressure Cooker Potato Salad

  • Pressure cooker: Speeds up cooking time for potatoes, essential for quickly preparing this dish.
  • Knife: Needed for peeling and dicing potatoes, a crucial step in making the potato salad.
  • Cutting board: Provides a stable surface for chopping ingredients like pickles and onions for the salad.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


  • 1.5 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickles
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Place the diced potatoes and water in the pressure cooker.
  2. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  3. Quick release the pressure and drain the potatoes.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, red onion, salt, and pepper.
  5. Add the cooked potatoes to the bowl and gently toss to coat.
  6. Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 320 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 3 g | Total Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10 g | Cholesterol: 10 mg | Sodium: 350 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 3 g | Calcium: 40 mg | Potassium: 600 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 20 mg

Can You Make Pressure Cooker Potato Salad Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the potato salad as directed, cover, and refrigerate for up to 2 days before serving.
  • Mix well before serving to refresh the flavors.

Freezing Instructions

  • Potato salad can be frozen, but the texture may change slightly.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving for best results.

Did you know that adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to the potato salad dressing can give it a subtle tangy flavor that complements the creaminess of the mayonnaise? It's a simple trick to elevate the taste of your dish!

Common Questions About Making Quick and Easy Pressure Cooker Potato Salad

How long does it take to cook this potato salad in the pressure cooker?
The potato salad cooks in the pressure cooker for just 5 minutes on high pressure.
Can I use a different type of mustard in this recipe?
Yes, feel free to use your favorite type of mustard for a different flavor profile.
How should I store any leftovers of this potato salad?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I add any other ingredients to customize this potato salad?
Absolutely! You can add ingredients like bacon, hard-boiled eggs, or even some diced bell peppers for extra flavor.
Is this potato salad recipe suitable for a picnic or potluck?
Yes, this potato salad is perfect for picnics and potlucks as it's easy to transport and always a crowd-pleaser.

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