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Cheesy potatoes are such a classic side dish. They’re so versatile that they work well as a side dish with a simple weeknight dinner or a big holiday gathering. But some recipes for cheesy potatoes are a lot of work. Not this one! These Instant Pot cheesy potatoes use a handful of simple ingredients and the Instant Pot does most of the hard work for you!

The first thing I love about these simple Instant Pot cheesy potatoes is the ingredient list.

Since the recipe uses frozen hash browns, you won’t be stuck in your kitchen peeling and chopping photos.

With the cheese sauce being made using canned cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and shredded cheese, you won’t have to slave over the stovetop whipping up a sauce from scratch!

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But what really makes this recipe one of the easiest cheesy potatoes recipes I’ve ever made is that it uses the Instant Pot. That means you can skip the prep work and let your pressure do all the hard work for you!

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To make these Instant Pot cheesy potatoes, start by combining your frozen hash browns, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, shredded cheese, and half the melted butter together in a large bowl. Mix well, making sure your potatoes are completely coated with sauce and all the sauce ingredients are well incorporated.

Making cheesy potatoes in the Instant Pot will require you to use a cook-safe container inside the bowl of your pressure cooker. Any oven-safe container will work as long as it’s small enough to fit inside the pot, but I love these specially designed stackable inserts. They’re perfect for cooking recipes like this that can’t be put directly inside the Instant Pot’s bowl.

So, after you have filled your container with the potato mixture, it’s time to get your Instant Pot ready for cooking. Start by filling the pot with a cup of water. Then, place your trivet inside and put the container of potatoes on top.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees so it’s nice and warm when the potatoes are finished cooking in the Instant Pot. Then, place the lid on your pot and set it to pressure cook for 10 minutes. When the cooking time is up, do a quick release and carefully remove the potatoes from the pot. Spoon the cooked Instant Pot cheesy potatoes into a casserole dish.

The reason these Instant Pot cheesy potatoes aren’t completely cooked in the pressure cooker is that we’re going to add a crunchy topping to the casserole. To make that topping, combine crushed corn flakes with melted butter. Pour the mixture over the top of the potatoes and place it in the preheated oven.

Bake the Instant Pot cheesy potatoes for 20 minutes in the oven to create a nice, crisp crust on top. You’ll be happy you took this extra step when you bite into this delicious casserole and enjoy all its crunchy, cheesy goodness.

Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes are a wonderful side dish when you are in a hurry and need some comfort food. Potatoes + Cheese = YUMMY!

I love my Instant Pot! These potatoes are so easy to make and perfect when you need a side dish in a pinch! These cheesy potatoes have become my favorite side dish ever!!

These warm, cheesy potatoes with a crispy cornflake crumb topping make a great side dish to ham, turkey, chicken, beef, or pork roast. We have also enjoyed this dish for breakfast as a hash brown casserole, with eggs.

You won’t be able to stop eating these cheesy potatoes.  You will want to continue making this cheesy potato side dish year-round.  It is so good that it will instantly become a family favorite.  It will be a hit at the dinner table and you will love it just as much as our family did! Serve it for the holidays or any day!


CAN I FREEZE INSTANT POT CHEESY POTATOES, OR MAKE THEM AHEAD OF TIME?

To freeze funeral potatoes, make as directed, but do not add the cornflake topping. Cover and store in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to bake, thaw in the fridge overnight. Add the cornflake topping before baking.

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Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes
Yield: 6-8

Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Cheesy potatoes are such a classic side dish. They’re so versatile that they work well as a side dish with a simple weeknight dinner or a big holiday gathering. But some recipes for cheesy potatoes are a lot of work. Not this one! These Instant Pot cheesy potatoes use a handful of simple ingredients and the Instant Pot does most of the hard work for you!

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together first 4 ingredients and half of the melted butter. Mix in the salt.
    2. Spoon the potato mixture into a container (or use the stackable inserts we used).
    3. Add water to the inner pot. Lower container onto a trivet.
    4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    5. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the pressure valve to seal. Set for a high-pressure cooking time of 10 minutes.
    6. Do a quick pressure release and then remove the potatoes from the Instant Pot, and spoon into a 13x9 casserole dish.
    7. Crush up the corn flakes and mix together with the other half of the melted butter. Pour this over the potatoes.
    8. Bake for 20 minutes for that crispy finish.


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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 668Total Fat 49gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 100mgSodium 951mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 14g

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