Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes
Author: April | Food n' Focus
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 50 mins
  1. Put a layer of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of a 7" x 3" oven safe dish that will fit comfortably in the base of the Instant Pot (or a size close to that). Sprinkle on a pinch each of the salt, pepper, garlic, spring onion and thyme leaves.
  2. Add another layer of potatoes and repeat with a layer of salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, spring onion and thyme. Sprinkle on half of the Parmesan, cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses.
  3. Add another layer of potatoes followed by the salt and pepper, herbs and cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. (Do not include the remaining Parmesan.)
  4. Add another layer of potatoes and the remaining herbs. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg.
  5. Gently pour over the half and half and if you can't see the liquid just peeking through the potatoes, add just a little more.
  6. Add 1½ cups of water to the inner liner of the Instant Pot. Cover the dish with foil, or lid, and set dish on a trivet with handles, and lower it into the pot.
  7. Choose the Manual (or Pressure Cook) setting on the pressure cooker and use the + or - button to choose 38 minutes (45 for thicker slices). Make sure High Pressure is also selected, if you have the option.
  8. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and close it, setting the steam release knob to the Sealing position. When cooking cycle ends, do a Quick Release of the steam and open the lid after the pin drops.
  9. Very carefully peel off the foil or remove lid from pan. The steam will be super hot, so be careful! Test for doneness, using a fork. The fork should slide into the potatoes easily. If not, cover them back up and set for a few more minutes.
  10. When done, use silicone mitts or pot holders to grasp the handles of the trivet and carefully lift it out of the pot and onto a counter top or other stable surface.
  11. Turn on broiler to high and place the oven rack about 6 inches from element. Place dish of scalloped potatoes on a baking sheet.
  12. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese over the top of the potatoes. Add a little more if you like it crisper.
  13. When broiler is hot, place baking sheet with dish under the broiler for about 5 minutes, or until desired browning is reached. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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