Pressure Cooker Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin


Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin / Scalloped Potatoes made in the pressure cooker! Thinly sliced potatoes surrounded with a rich, creamy, cheese sauce and crowned with a crispy panko topping. The perfect side dish for a holiday dinner, or to make any weeknight meal special.

I was going to save this recipe for the week before Easter, but these potatoes were too good not to share now. The potatoes cook in only five minutes in the pressure cooker and you make the sauce right in the pressure cooker pot.


Making Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create these delicious Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin!

Pressure cooking is perfect for potatoes. I like to cook them in a steamer basket. They cook quickly, evenly and since they’re up out of the water they don’t break down around the edges.

I bought a new steamer basket to use in my pressure cooker, the OXO Good Grips Pop-Up Steamer. I liked that it has feet to elevate the steamer above the cooking liquid, and they fold for storage. The handle is removable too, if you’re steaming large items. It’s metal, so you’d have to be cautious if you were using it with a non-stick pot.

I served the potatoes with Honey Baked Ham warmed in the pressure cooker. A perfect combo.

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 6 medium sized potatoes peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs


Select Saute and add butter to the pressure cooker pot. When butter is melted, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup chicken broth, salt and pepper to the onions.

Put the steamer basket in the pressure cooker pot. Add the sliced potatoes. Lock lid in place, select High Pressure and 5 minutes cook time and start.

Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, mix the panko with 3 tablespoons melted butter. Set topping aside

When timer beeps, turn off pressure cooker and do a quick pressure release. Carefully remove potatoes and steamer basket from the pressure cooking pot. Place potatoes in a greased 9×13 oven safe dish.

Stir sour cream and cheese into cooking liquid in pressure cooker. Pour over potatoes. Use two forks to gently mix sauce with the potatoes. Top with panko topping and broil for 5- 7 minutes or until golden brown.