Instant Pot Potato Salad

This lightened up Instant Pot Potato Salad is a fun and tasty side dish that’s perfect for all your potlucks and family gatherings. 

Potato Salad in large bowl with hard boiled eggs on top.pinterestOh how I love my potato salad! This creamy and delicious side dish is lightened up with greek yogurt, giving it a delicious tang, while keeping it nice and creamy!

If you haven’t hopped onto the Instant Pot train yet, now’s the time. The pressure cooker works double duty with this recipe, cooking both the eggs AND potatoes at the same time. It’s brilliant!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 3 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes – makes the salad extra creamy!
  • 4 large eggs
  • White Vinegar – secret ingredient to give it extra boost of flavor
  • Mayo
  • Plain Greek Yogurt – for lighter dressing
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Celery
  • Purple Onion
  • Parsley

Instant Pot filled with diced potatoes and whole eggs

Quick Cooking Method –

I’m telling you, cooking your potatoes and eggs in the instant pot at the same time is a total game changer!

All you need is just 4 minutes of high pressure and then a quick release!

  1. Make sure you dice your potatoes to a bite-size cut so that they can cook in the same amount of time as the eggs.
  2. Once you pull the lid off, quickly dunk your eggs into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
  3. Use a steamer basket with a handle to easily get your potatoes out of the instant pot once they’re cooked.

Cooling potatoes for potato salad

The Secret Ingredient That Sets This Potato Salad Apart

Similar to my Authentic Hawaiian Macaroni Salad, there’s a key step that really takes it to the next level, and I’ve done it again with this creamy Potato Salad.

It’s White Vinegar!

Once you pull the potatoes out of the instant pot, you’ll place them in a large bowl and splash a few tablespoons of vinegar on them as they cool. The potatoes soak up the vinegar and give it a deep down, yet subtle flavor boost.

Potato salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl

Real talk for just a minute here – if you have never made hard boiled eggs in your Instant Pot… it’s a no brainer. They cook absolutely perfectly and the egg shells come off like butter.

Check out my blog post on Deviled Eggs, where I go into more detail about how to cook eggs in the Instant Pot.

How To Assemble The Potato Salad

  • Once your potatoes have cooled, add the diced onion, celery, hard boiled eggs and parsley to the bowl.
  • In a separate bowl combine the ingredients for the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing into the potato salad ingredients and gently fold until combined.

Bowl of light and creamy Potato Salad

Tips and Variations –

  • The flavors in the potato salad get better as it sits in the fridge for a few hours. It’s best to prepare ahead of time, to give it full time to chill.
  • Try adding in diced pickles to give it more of that classic potato salad flavor.
  • Yukon Gold potatoes have a really thin skin, which makes them great for not having to peel. I did peel them because I wanted the potato salad to be extra pretty, but it’s not necessary.
  • If you want the dressing extra creamy, add in an extra 1/4 cup of mayo.

More Potato Salad Recipes To Try:

Creamy Potato Salad with hard boiled eggs

I can’t wait for you to give this super easy Potato Salad Recipe a try! The classic flavors are lighted up, but still so creamy and delicious!

Creamy Potato Salad with hard boiled eggs
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Lightened Up Instant Pot Potato Salad

This quick and easy Instant Pot Potato Salad is perfect for potlucks and bbq's. The classic flavors are light and creamy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Chilling Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 19 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 219 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • ¾ cup mayo
  • ½ cup plain, fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • ½ cup purple onion, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Place a steamer basket in the liner of the pressure cooker and pour in 1 ½ cups of water. Add in the diced potatoes and place the eggs on top.
  • Put the lid on the pressure cooker and make sure the valve is in the closed position. Set to HIGH pressure for 4 minutes. Once finished, release pressure immediately. Place the eggs in a bowl of ice water to cool.
  • Remove the potatoes from the pressure cooker and place in a large bowl. Splash the potatoes with the white vinegar, gently tossing to coat while the potatoes cool. Meanwhile peel the eggs and give them a coarse chop.
  • In a small bowl combine the mayo, greek yogurt and mustard. Whisk together and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once the potatoes are cooled, add in the chopped eggs, purple onion, celery and parsley. Gently fold in the dressing and cover. Place in fridge for a few hours if time allows to let the flavors blend and deepen. Enjoy!
Notes
Store potato salad in fridge until ready to enjoy. 
Potato salad can be made up to 3 days in advance, making it great for meal planning!

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: greek yogurt, Instant Pot, Light, potato salad
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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
12 Responses
  1. Lorin Croft

    5 stars
    Excellent Potato salad recipe! However after making potato salads and living in Idaho we had to tweak it up just a lil. We did everything the same but cooked the potatoes in an instant pot and we added some pickle juice, bacon bits, chopped dill pickles and topped it with some Paprika.

  2. Rachel

    I would love to make this but don’t have a steamer basket. Do you think the eggs would get overcooked and/or burned to the bottom if I just put them in with the water?

    1. I’ve made potatoes on the bottom of the pot plenty of times with great success. The steamer basket just helps to get them out of the pot easily. So you should be good without one too.

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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