clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Instant Pot Sober Potato Salad

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


Old fashioned, classic potato salad like Grandma used to make! It’s made easier with the help of your Instant Pot. 


  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 6 green onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced garlic dill pickles
  • 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper


  1. Place a baking sheet in the freezer to chill. Pour 1 ½ cups water into bottom of Instant Pot. Add potatoes into a steamer basket and drop the basket into Instant Pot. Crack the eggs into an oven safe dish/bowl that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Place the dish on top of the potatoes.
  2. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 5 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid. Remove the egg bowl and the potatoes. 
  3. Place the potatoes on the chilled baking sheet. Sprinkle the vinegar over the potatoes. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to let potatoes cool for about 10-15 minutes. Place the eggs in the refrigerator to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl stir together the green onions, pickles, celery, mayo, mustard, celery seed, kosher salt and pepper. 
  5. Dump the eggs onto a cutting board and chop. Add the eggs in with the mayo mixture.
  6. Once potatoes are cooled add them into the bowl and toss well until all potatoes are coated with dressing.
  7. Eat and enjoy! Save leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.


If your eggs are not completely cooked after pressure cooking with potatoes just pressure cook the eggs in their dish on top of a trivet for an extra minute with a quick release. 

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot