Instant Pot Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

Instant Pot Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

Updated 07/04/2020

Instant Pot Cheesy Ranch Potatoes are a quick and easy side dish that the whole family will love. With just a few ingredients and minimal ingredients you’ll have a new family favorite that will keep them asking for more!


Ribs, green beans, and cheesy potatoes on white plate

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Prep the potatoes

Take your baby Yukon Gold or Red potatoes and cut in halves or quarter depending on how big they are, and then place in the Instant Pot. Any type of waxy potato will work for this recipe.

Combine the chicken bouillon, salt, pepper, and ranch seasoning in a measuring cup. Stir to combine, and pour over the potatoes. If you don’t have packets just use two Tablespoons of ranch seasoning from the large jar.

overhead vertical shot of quartered red baby potatoes with seasoning in the Instant Pot

Cooking and finishing the potatoes

Seal the lid on the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure (normal) for 7 minutes. Once cooking is complete follow with a quick release. Remove potatoes to a large serving bowl leaving the liquid in the pot.

Add the butter, shredded cheese, and cream cheese to the Instant Pot. Turn on saute, and stir constantly until all the cheese is melted. Pour on top of the potatoes, and toss to coat. Enjoy your Ranch Potatoes immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.

overhead view of potato liquid, cheese, cream cheese, and butter in Instant Pot

If you enjoyed this you might like Instant Pot Breakfast Burritos, Instant Pot BBQ Hawaiian Lil’ Smokies, or Instant Pot Green Beans with Onions!

cheesy ranch potatoes on plate with ribs and green beans
cheesy potatoes with ribs and green beans on white plate

Instant Pot Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

A quick and easy side dish that will quickly become a new family favorite.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy instant pot side dish, easy potato recipe, easy side dish, instant pot cheesy ranch potatoes, instant pot ranch potatoes, side dish for bbq
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Tina


  • 3 pounds baby red potatoes halved or quartered
  • 2 1-ounce packet Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cheddar or colby-jack shredded cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese


  • Cut potatoes in halves or quarters depending on size, and then place in Instant Pot.
  • Combine chicken broth, ranch seasoning, salt, and pepper in measuring cup. Pour on top of potatoes.
  • Seal lid and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. Do a quick release according to your manufacturer’s direction. 
  • Remove potatoes to large bowl, and leave liquid in pot. Add to the liquid in the pot the butter, shredded cheese, and cream cheese. Turn onto saute stirring constantly until everything is melted. Pour over potatoes and toss to coat.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to three days.


This recipe can be made in a 3-quart Instant Pot without alteration. Recipe can be halved if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg
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