Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes

What’s better than bacon? Why bacon AND ranch, of course? I love this easy and FAST side that combines bacon and ranch with tender potatoes and just the right amount of flavorful cheese. The Instant Pot makes it all possible (get yours here:

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Use small red or gold potatoes to cut down on prep time–no peeling required! Just give them a good scrub and cut into 1” pieces. Can’t you just taste those creamy good potatoes now? Yum!

This quick side goes great with anything from BBQ pork chops to rotisserie chicken and can be on the table in just 25 minutes–most of that being “hands-off” cook time you can use to get other stuff done (or relax with a glass of wine!).

That’s one of the wonderful things about the Instant Pot. Once that lid is locked on there are no worries about stirring, turning or watching for boil-overs. Everything cooks hands-off and you can get back to doing whatever you do best.

Can’t you just taste those creamy good potatoes now?


  • 3 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 lbs red or gold potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup broth
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp cup ranch dressing


  1. Add bacon to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function. Cook and stir until bacon is crisp.
  2. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Add potatoes, parsley, salt, garlic powder, and broth to the pot. Deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  4. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  5. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 7 minutes.
  6. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  7. Add the cheese, ranch dressing and reserved bacon. Stir to combine.
  8. Serve hot.

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.