Rosemary New Potatoes

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This quick and easy side dish of Instant Pot Rosemary New Potatoes is perfect for summer grilling! With minimal prep work and a four simple ingredients, you’ll have a family favorite dish!

a close-up shot of the rosemary new potatoes garnished with salt, garlic, and rosemary, on a plate iwth broccoli and grilled chicken faded into the background

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe: It couldn’t be easier to throw together this simple rosemary potato dish. Plus, it pairs perfectly with your favorite grilled meats.

This recipe is adapted from a Martha Stewart Living dish in the book Everyday Food: Light. I loved the herby and light flavors in the dish, so I adapted it for an Instant Pot.

This is one of our favorite Instant Pot potato recipes. We love to serve it with grilled pork tenderloin or Instant Pot BBQ chicken.  

an overhead shot of scallop cut new potatoes with rosemary, garlic, and oil


Here’s what you need for this herby Instant Pot potato dish:

  • New potatoes. These are small, young potatoes. You can use any color. 
  • Olive oil. This infuses the potatoes with a rich, floral flavor. 
  • Garlic. Using fresh garlic adds a wonderful allium flavor. Feel free to use more if you love garlic! 
  • Rosemary. You can use dried if you prefer. 
an overhead shot of the cut potatoes in the pressure cooker

How to Make Rosemary New Potatoes in an Instant Pot

This easy recipe will work in any brand of electric pressure cooker, including the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, or Power Pressure Cooker XL.

Start by placing a steamer basket into the pressure cooker pot. Add a cup of water to the pot and add the sliced potatoes to the steamer basket. Cook on high for four minutes. 

Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, combine the oil, garlic, and rosemary. Cover the dish and microwave until fragrant, about 1 minute. When the cook time ends, do a quick pressure release. 

Carefully remove the steamer basket with the cooked potatoes from the Instant Pot. Place the potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet or serving dish, then drizzle with the infused rosemary oil. Season with salt and pepper, then serve!

a side shot of a hand slicing red new potatoes with a mandoline


My husband used a mandoline to thinly slice the red new potatoes with a fun crinkle cut.

Barbara likes to use the OXO Steamer to keep the potatoes out of the water, so they steam instead of boil. Jenn prefers her silicone steamer basket. Either would be a great choice!

Using a steamer makes a difference in texture that you can taste, but certainly isn’t necessary.

a shot of the garlic and rosemary and oil all tossed together on a baking sheet

Important Tips for Making Instant Pot Rosemary Garlic Potatoes

Fresh rosemary adds a punch of flavor to these sliced potatoes.

To prepare the rosemary, remove the green leaves from the woody stem of the herbs. Place the leaves on your cutting board and chop them into a fine green powder. 

We cook the oil in the microwave for a shortcut. However, you can also do it on the stovetop. Just use a small skillet and cook until the oil is fragrant and warm. 

a 45 degree shot of a plate with new potatoes drizzled with sliced garlic, rosemary, salt, on a white plate with broccoli and chicken with a small side salad visible in the background.

Frequently Asked Questions about Rosemary Garlic Potatoes 

What are new potatoes?

New potatoes are small, round potatoes. They’re usually found in mesh bags at the grocery store. And the great part is that using new potatoes means no peeling! Just wash and slice! 

Can I use red potatoes?

Yes, you can use any color new potatoes you’d like for this recipe. 

Do I have to use a mandoline?

Using a mandolin makes it much easier to slice the potatoes into even pieces that cook at the same time. If you don’t have one, no worries. Just use a sharp knife and slice as evenly as possible. 

A 45-degreee shot of a white plate of rosemary new potatoes with a silver fork resting on top, with an out of focus Instant Pot in the background

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a small white plate with chicken and broccoli with the sliced new potatoes in the front, garnished with rosemary

4-Minute Rosemary Garlic Potatoes

Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
This Rosemary New Potato side dish has just four ingredients and a 4-minute cook time in your Instant Pot. Finish under the broiler and enjoy with your favorite summer grilling!
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  • 1 pound new potatoes scrubbed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 springs rosemary chopped very fine (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)


  • Pour 1 cup water in the pressure cooking pot. Place a steamer basket in the cooking pot, then add the sliced potatoes. Lock lid in place, select High Pressure and 4 minutes cook time.
  • With the potatoes steam, combine oil, garlic, and rosemary in a small glass dish. Cover and microwave on High until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Set aside.
  • When the cook time ends, use a quick pressure release. When the valve drops, carefully remove the lid. Carefully remove the potatoes and steamer basket from the cooking pot.
  • Pour potatoes onto a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with the heated oil, garlic, and rosemary mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.


Adapted for the pressure cooker from Everyday Food Light 15-Minute Rosemary Garlic Potatoes


Serving: 1g | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g


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