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Recipe for classic potato salad made in an Instant Pot.

Best Easy Instant Pot Potato Salad

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 6-8 servings


Classic potato salad made to perfection in your Instant Pot pressure cooker.


  • 3 lbs. Russet potatoes
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup red onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped (or 3 tsp dried dill)
  • 2 tbs fresh chives, finely copped (or 1 tsp dried chives)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Peel and cut potatoes into 1 inch chunks.
  2. Add water to Instant Pot with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, add potatoes. Secure lid, set vent to “sealing” and pressure cook on high for 3 minutes.
  3. When the 3 minutes are complete, quick release the pressure and press cancel. Drain potatoes in a colander and return to pot. Gently add lemon juice.
  4. In a separate bowl mix mayo, buttermilk, dijon mustard, dill, onions and chives. Then gently add dressing to potatoes and stir until all incorporated. Add salt and pepper to taste (usually about 1/2 teaspoon of each).
  5. Put potato salad in a container and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 3 min +time to pressure
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American