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A bowl filled with Salt Potatoes with pats of butter.

Instant Pot Salt Potatoes

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Only 20 minutes to make these fluffy and creamy Instant Pot Salt Potatoes. Salt Potatoes are also known as Syracuse salt potatoes and are a delicious way to enjoy young baby potatoes. Salt Potato recipe is a regional recipe from Syracuse, New York and has a long history. This potato recipe was introduced by Irish miners.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Pressure Release 15 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 175 kcal


  • 3 lbs new baby potatoes
  • 6 cups warm water
  • 1 cup coarse sea salt
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  • Rinse and scrub the new young potatoes.
  • Pour the warm water into the Instant Pot.
  • Add the 1 cup of coarse sea salt to the Instant Pot. Whisk or stir until the salt begins to dissolve.
  • Add the new potatoes to the Instant Pot and stir the potatoes to coat with the salt water.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure it is locked into place.
  • Set the valve to the sealing position.
  • Push the manual button and set the Instant Pot pressure cooking time to 2 minutes.
  • Once the Instant Pot beeps to let you know it has finished pressure cooking the potatoes allow the steam to naturally release for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes carefully push the Instant Pot valve to the releasing position. Allow the steam to release from the Instant Pot.
  • Carefully open the lid of the Instant Pot.
  • Using a slotted spoon remove the salted potatoes from the Instant pot and put them in a colander to drain.
  • Serve with butter.
  • Makes 3 lbs of salt potatoes. Or 6 to 8 servings.



  • All of the salt will not dissolve in the water.
  • Any small potato will do as long as they are about the size of a baby potato.
  • As the potatoes cool you will start to see the salt layer appear.
    Instant Pot Salt Potatoes would be perfect for Garlic Rosemary Smashed Potatoes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18888mg | Potassium: 959mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
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