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Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

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Rich, creamy and irresistibly cheesy, these Instant Pot scalloped potatoes are an instant comfort dish. It can be served as a side dish, or a main, and it'll sure be your family favorite!!!!  #sidedish #InstantPotrecipes #Instantpotpotatoes #scallopedpotatoes #comfortfood #busycooks

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Rich, creamy and irresistibly cheesy, these Instant Pot scalloped potatoes are an instant comfort dish. It can be served as a side dish, or a main, and it’ll sure be your family favorite!!!!

Ingredients:

  • 2lbs russet potatoes, washed and peeled
  • 4oz sliced deli ham
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, grated on microplane zester
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, divided

Directions:

  1. Thinly slice the potatoes and cut the ham into small squares.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the heavy cream, milk, garlic, flour, salt, black pepper and cilantro.
  3. Spray a round pan that fits inside your Instant Pot (I used 8″ round with 2″ high sides) with cooking spray.
  4. Layer half of the potatoes and ham in the prepared pan, followed by half of the cheese.
  5. Pour half of the liquid over the top. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes, ham and liquid, reserving the remaining cheese for later.
  6. Place a trivet on the bottom of your inset pan of your Instant Pot and pour 1-2 cups of water
  7. Carefully lower your pan down into the liner of your pressure cooker.
  8. Close the lid and make sure the pressure release valve is set to sealing. Set Instant Pot to Manual on High pressure for 25 minutes. Then do a Quick Release, but carefully turning the valve to venting.
  9. Carefully pull the pan out by the trivet handles and place pan on a baking sheet.
  10. Top with the remaining cheese and place under the broiler in your oven for 3 minutes. (Or if you don’t want to turn on your oven you can just leave the potatoes in the pressure cooker, top with cheese and cover for 5 minutes before removing from liner).
  11. Rest the potatoes for about 10-15 minutes before serving, so the sauce thickens and gets absorbed into the potatoes. Enjoy!
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Rich, creamy and irresistibly cheesy, these Instant Pot scalloped potatoes are an instant comfort dish. It can be served as a side dish, or a main, and it'll sure be your family favorite!!!!  #sidedish #InstantPotrecipes #Instantpotpotatoes #scallopedpotatoes #comfortfood #busycooks

I LOVE my Instant Pot! I know some people have a love/hate relationship with it. And I’ll admit, I had that in the beginning too. But the more I used it, the more I fell in love with it.

In the beginning, my go-to Instant Pot recipes were chicken broth, chili, stew, and meatball pasta. And I slowly started converting my favorite recipes into Instant Pot friendly versions. It’s so fun and so convenient. And as I mentioned earlier, it’s not always a smooth road, but I’m telling ya, it’s totally worth it!

In our previous post, we discussed about pot-in-pot cooking. And this exact method allows us to enjoy these uber-creamy Instant Pot scalloped potatoes in less than 45 minutes.

Rich, creamy and irresistibly cheesy, these Instant Pot scalloped potatoes are an instant comfort dish. It can be served as a side dish, or a main, and it'll sure be your family favorite!!!!  #sidedish #InstantPotrecipes #Instantpotpotatoes #scallopedpotatoes #comfortfood #busycooks

Here’re some FAQ about this recipe…

Can I cook this scalloped potatoes recipe straight in Instant Pot without using an insert pan?

No, because the sauce is thick cream-based sauce, it gets scorched on the bottom, preventing the Instant Pot to come to pressure.

Can I skip the broiling part?

Yes, you sure can! Simply sprinkle the cheese after potatoes are cooked, and close the lid for 5 minutes or so, until the cheese is melted. It just won’t have that brown crust, no big deal!

Ugh, I hate cilantro. Can I skip it?

Absolutely. Your scalloped potatoes, your rules. However, I think it adds delicious flavor to these scalloped potatoes. But if you don’t like cilantro, you won’t like it any way.

The sauce is too runny. What did I do wrong?

You did nothing wrong. The sauce is usually thinner at the beginning, but as you let it rest, it thickens up nicely.

Rich, creamy and irresistibly cheesy, these Instant Pot scalloped potatoes are an instant comfort dish. It can be served as a side dish, or a main, and it'll sure be your family favorite!!!!  #sidedish #InstantPotrecipes #Instantpotpotatoes #scallopedpotatoes #comfortfood #busycooks

This beautiful golden crust is formed by broiling it for a few minutes.

Rich, creamy and irresistibly cheesy, these Instant Pot scalloped potatoes are an instant comfort dish. It can be served as a side dish, or a main, and it'll sure be your family favorite!!!!  #sidedish #InstantPotrecipes #Instantpotpotatoes #scallopedpotatoes #comfortfood #busycooks

Allow the scalloped potatoes rest for 10-15 minutes so that the creamy sauce thickens and gets absorbed into the potatoes.

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2 comments on “Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes”

  1. Mine turned out so bizarre. It looked like curled milk. Tasted  okay though…

    • Oh no, that’s weird. After a little research on this, I learned that this tends to happen with lower fat content in milk. What was the fat % of your milk? We usually use whole milk in our household, so maybe that’s why I’ve never experienced this. Let me know, Dana. And I’ll make a note in the recipe if necessary.

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