Your Instant Pot pressure cooker is perfect for making this quick and easy Parmesan Ranch potatoes recipe. You only need a few simple ingredients and a handful of potatoes and you’re ready to make the tastiest, cheesiest potatoes that everyone will love.
The flavors of Parmesan cheese and ranch seasoning go perfectly together. And making potatoes in your Instant Pot couldn’t be easier. I love the flavor of red potatoes. They’re also a bit sturdier than regular Idaho or russet potatoes. But you can certainly use russets too. I always like to leave the skins on my red potatoes because they taste so good!
After scrubbing the potatoes, slice them up into chunks about 1 inch in size. If the potatoes are small you can just cut in half. Just cut them up and toss them in the pot. Add the chicken broth, then toss in a 1oz packet of dry ranch dressing/seasoning mix.
After a 7 minute pressure cook, you’ll do a quick pressure release and start mixing in the Parmesan cheese. You do NOT want to just dump all the cheese in at once. You press cancel to stop the keep warm function, then use the sauté setting on low. Now add the cheese ¼ cup at a time while continually stirring into the potatoes and water. Slowly, the water will and cheese will thicken and by the time you have all the cheese mixed in, it will be a creamy delight. After all the cheese is mixed in be sure to press cancel to stop the sauté mode. Then you’re ready to serve your delicious Instant Pot Parmesan Ranch potatoes.
Instant Pot Parmesan Ranch Potatoes
- Total Time: 16 mins
- Yield: 6-8 servings
Cheesy, ranch flavored red potatoes, cooked to perfection in your Instant Pot pressure cooker. The ideal side-dish that everyone will love.
- 2 lbs red potatoes
- 1 1oz packet of dry ranch seasoning mix
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Scrub potatoes and cut into chunks of about 1 inch each.
- Place potatoes to Instant Pot and add chicken broth. Mix in ranch seasoning and salt.
- Secure lid and make sure vent is in sealing position. Use manual/pressure cook setting (high pressure) for 7 minutes. When cycle is complete, do quick release of the pressure and remove lid.
- Add Parmesan cheese, ¼ cup at a time stir until melted. Repeat until all cheese is used.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 6 mins
- Category: Side dish
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: instant pot, potatoes, ranch, parmesan
Finally used the pressure cooker my mom gave me 3 yrs ago. Sadly I overcooked my pork loin but the potatoes saved dinner. First words out of my finances mouth was “oh wow! “. I I didn’t realize it would take my P. C. som long to prime so my sides and mains were all crazy. I have poor time management, so if you’re like me it took my cooker like 10+min to even start pressure cooking. Delicious side.
Fiance, not finances lol. It won’t let me edit. I hate when forums don’t let me edit
These turned out GREAT
New family favorite!
Ahhh that’s music to my ears. Thanks Tara!
So I’m not sure what I did wrong. However I tried twice and still they didn’t cook. I followed this recipe to a t and the first time I got a burn food notice, I transferred them to a smaller ip and a tad more liquid.. now they have zero flavor and didn’t cook all the way.
Hi Meredith. I’m so sorry these didn’t work out for you. I’ve not run into that issue with this recipe before.
Great recipe!! First time I tried it, as with all i stick to the recipe, it was fantastic!! Then I added 1lb of Andouille smoked sausage! 4th time I made it I added the sausage and a 1/2 lb of bacon. Now it’s my everyone’s go to!! Oh and added another 1/4 cup of cheese.
Caitlin A Beck
Do I put the same amount of liquid in for an 8qt instant pot?
I recently became vegetarian so finding recipes for dinner that isn’t the same thing over and over isn’t easy. I just substituted the chicken broth with vegetable broth and it was sooooo yummmy. I thought I did it wrong at first because there was still liquid after cooking but the cheese thickens it into a sauce. One of the only dishes where I didn’t feel like meat was missing. Will probably be making for that is giving this year!!
I’m so glad you liked it, Christine! Yeah the sauce thickens up nicely after a few minutes. I hope your Thanksgiving guests love it too!
I don’t like potatoes, but oh boy, this recipe sure made my husband a happy, happy man!
I had a bag of mini golf potatoes, washed and cut them in half. Then followed the recipe exactly. He ate 2 helpings and saved enough to enjoy with his breakfast tomorrow morning.
I didn’t have Parmesan so I substituted cheddar and oh my goodness it was delish!