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How To Make Simple Instant Pot Potato Salad

How To Make Simple Instant Pot Potato Salad

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  • Author: Susan @Craftingafamily
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Amreican


A delicious, creamy classic cold picnic potato salad with just simple ingredients.


Units Scale
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 8 to 10 potatoes
  • 3 stocks of celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 to 1 & 1/2 cups Hellmann’s Light Mayonnaise
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups of water for the Instant Pot, not the potato salad


  1. Start with making the hard-boiled eggs.  Add one cup of water to the Instant Pot.
  2. Place 6 eggs in the steamer basket and put the basket in the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  3. Lock the lid in place, set the valve to seal.
  4. Set the Instant Pot in high pressure for 7 minutes.
  5. When the 7 minutes is done, do a fast release and remove the basket with the eggs from the Instant Pot.
  6. Put the cooked eggs in a bowl with ice water to cool the hard-boiled eggs.
  7. Next, peel 8 to 10 baking potatoes. (you can use any type of potato or any size)
  8. Cut the potatoes into large chunks.
  9. Place the potatoes in the inner pot of the Instant Pot or you can also put them in the steamer basket.
  10. Put 1 and 1/2 cups of water in the inner pot with the potatoes with a pinch of salt.
  11. Lock the lid in place, set the valve to seal.
  12. Set the timer for high pressure for 3 minutes.
  13. After the 3 minutes, do a quick release so the potatoes are overcooked.
  14. Remove the potatoes as soon as you can open the lid.
  15. If you are in a hurry to make the potato salad you can cool off your potatoes by putting them in cold water or running cold water over them to stop the cooking process.
  16. While the eggs or the potatoes are cooking, chop the celery & onion into bite-size pieces.
  17. Also, peel the eggs and chop them into small pieces or into rings for the top of your potato salad. Best to use an Egg Slicer.
  18. When all the ingredients are cool and chopped it is time to mix.
  19. Start by cutting the potatoes to the size that is best for your family.
  20. Add in the chopped celery and onion and start mixing in the mayonnaise.
  21. Use a light folding action so as not to mash the potatoes.
  22. Add the chopped egg last and mix.
  23. Salt and pepper to taste.
  24. Top the potato salad with rings of the hard-boiled egg for decoration


  1. Make the hard-boiled eggs in the instant pot in a Steamer Basket for Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes, with a fast release.
  2. You can also make this recipe without any eggs at all if your family has food allergies or does not like eggs.
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