Quick & Easy Scalloped Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Scalloped potatoes not from a box? I’d never tried it personally until now. My oldest daughter loves the boxed version so I decided to try making them for her in the Instant Pot and I’m amazed how well they turned out. 

I used about 2 pounds of yellow or Yukon potatoes. I love these potatoes. They make an amazing mashed potato, the flavor is slightly buttery in taste compared to Russet or Red.

Slice them thinly about 1/4 an inch in width.

Add potatoes, 1 cup of water, 2 sliced green onion and 3 minced garlic cloves to the Instant Pot. Cover, seal and cook on high / manual for 1 minute.

At this point, heat your broiler because we want to finish this off by browning the top.

Go ahead and quick release, covering the vent with a kitchen towel in case of splatter. Add in the 3 tbsp of heavy cream, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and 3/4 cup of cheddar cheese. Mix together until the cheese melts.

Transfer to a baking dish, top with 1/4 cup of sharp cheddar and broil for about 4-5 minutes until the cheese starts to brown.

I’ll never go back to boxed again with how easy and quick this was. We ate this as a late night snack but this will go perfectly as a side dish. I might just make it for Thanksgiving.

Quick and Easy Scalloped Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword au gratin, instant pot, scalloped potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 lbs yellow potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 green onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white or black pepper
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar topping


  1. Prepare your ingredients. Slice potatoes about 1/4 inch thick. Slice green onion and mince garlic.

  2. Add potatoes, water, green onion, and garlic to Instant Pot.

  3. Cover, set to sealing and cook on high pressure / manual for 1 minute. 

  4. Preheat your broiler.

  5. Quick release (be careful of sputter) and add in heavy cream, salt, pepper and 3/4 cup of cheese. Stir to mix together.

  6. Transfer to a baking dish, top with 1/4 cheese and broil for 4-5 minutes until cheese starts to bubble and brown.

  7. Serve and enjoy!

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