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Instant Pot Basque Potatoes

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A simple but delicious potato recipe with garlic, parsley, carrots and onion.


  • 2 Tbsp vegetable, olive or canola oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 1/2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/41/2 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Turn Instant Pot to the sauté setting. When the display says HOT add in the oil and swirl it around. Add in the onions and carrots. Sauté for about 4 minutes. Add in the garlic and parsley and sauté for 45 seconds. Cancel the sauté setting.
  2.  Add in the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot. Add in the potatoes.
  3. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 1 minute. When the time is up move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  4. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. Simmer without the lid for 10 minutes. 
  5. Add plenty of salt and pepper to taste and stir in the smoked paprika. 
  6. Serve and enjoy!


Adapted from “Basque Cooking and Lore” by Darcy Williamson.

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. Make in the 8 or 3 quart pot with no changes.

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot