Did you know that you can make scalloped potatoes in your Instant Pot? Plus this recipe is whole food plant based and is vegan and oil-free too. But the best part is how satisfying it is to have a creamy potato recipe that your whole family will love!
This is another in my series of posts sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. I’m always amazed at how versatile and healthy potatoes are!
From the photo above you may think an Instant Pot isn’t involved at all, but the cool thing about this recipe is that the potatoes are cooked in a pot or dish that fits into your electric pressure cooker.
This does make the cooking time longer, but it gives you a wow worthy table look. I used a fancy dish, but a 7 cup Pyrex dish and an OXO baking sling make this easy.
I highly recommend buying the OXO baking sling and I use it when I cook pot in pot or make a layered meal in my Instant Pot.
What if I don’t have a 7 cup Pyrex?
You may already have an oven safe pan or dish that fits into your Instant Pot. You MUST test the dish before you begin. Because it’s the worst to have all the potatoes covered in sauce and then discover the dish doesn’t fit in!
I have some older Pyrex dishes that fit, but don’t count out using a cake pan or springform pan either.
How can I make this gluten-free?
As long as you buy rolled oats that are clearly marked gluten-free, this dish is gluten-free.
While oats are naturally gluten-free, they are often cross contaminated.
Can I make this nut-free?
To make this recipe nut-free just substitute and addition 1/4 cup oats in place of the cashews. Easy peasy!
How can I make Instant Pot scalloped potatoes without heavy cream?
In place of the traditional heavy cream we make a sauce using rolled oats and cashews. It seems thin when you pour it over the thinly sliced potatoes, but it thickens up as it cooks to make a thick and luscious sauce that is completely dairy-free.
How do you make scalloped potatoes in an electric pressure cooker?
This recipe cooks the recipe in what is called pot in pot cooking. That means there is just water in the liner that you lower your dish filed with the potato mixture into.
There are other recipes that cook the potatoes in the liner, then you place them in a baking dish with the sauce and finish off in the oven. For me, that’s way too much clean up.
What do you serve with scalloped potatoes?
A few of my favorite mains to serve with vegan scalloped potatoes: