Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes – Vegan

Published on Jul 20, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

26 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves: 6
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The very best Instant Pot Vegan Scalloped Potatoes recipe…EVER! Extra creamy, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and so much healthier than traditional scalloped potatoes. But most importantly, they are perfectly cooked and oh so delicious!

What are scalloped potatoes?

Scalloped potatoes are layers of thinly sliced potatoes baked with heavy cream, infused with garlic and herbs. Not to be confused with potatoes au gratin, which has cheese between the layers and often bread crumbs on top.


scalloped potatoes, vegan, instant pot


What’s especially great about this potato recipe, besides the perfect balance of creamy sauce, herbs, and tender potatoes, is you don’t have to pre-cook the sauce, and you don’t need an oven…YEY!

This easy scalloped potato recipe takes 25 minutes to cook using the instant pot. This recipe is vegan and at a whole new level of deliciousness.


russet potatoes


There are two important things to know for achieving the best results when making instant pot scalloped potatoes!

You must use Russet potatoes. The reason is, they have the most starch and make the creamiest sauce. Some of us shy away from potatoes because of the carbs. However, potatoes are rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C and potassium. Therefore potatoes are considered a healthy carb.

For best results, the potatoes have to be sliced super thin. The easiest way to do this is by using a food processor or a mandolin. Otherwise, you will end up with a thin milky sauce. They will still taste delicious but not as creamy as they could be.


vegan scalloped potatoes


As the scalloped potatoes rest, the sauce thickens. And, they are even better the next day. I have served them for breakfast with a poached egg over the top. Or for brunch with ham or sausages and a light salad. There are many ways you can serve scalloped potatoes. Enjoy!

Need more instant pot recipes? Check out our gluten-free Instant Pot recipes, you may find something you will love


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No Dawn, do not cover the dish.


Should the dish be covered with foil before cooking in the Instant Pot?


Anyone have any input on what type of dairy free milk works best.


thank you Bob, this is one of those recipe that you have to follow the instructions exactly, especially the slicing of the potatoes

Bob KL. :-)

I have made this recipe three times now, the potatoes turned out perfect every time. Thank you for this recipe!


Thank you, yes, the potatoes have to be sliced thinly in order for the recipe to work. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed them.

John. W

I made this recipe twice now. The first time the sauce wasn’t very thick but the flavour was delicious and everyone enjoyed them. Unfortunately, I didn’t slice the potatoes thinly hoping that wouldn’t change the outcome...but it did. The second time I followed the recipe exactly and the potatoes turned out amazing. Thank you for sharing this easy and most delicious recipe!


I am sorry to hear that. Did you use russet potatoes? It is important that they are super thinly sliced, the starch from the potatoes combined with arrowroot powder should thicken the sauce. I have made them many times and the sauce was always nice and thick. Again, I am sorry the sauce didn't thicken, the only thing that I can think of is the potatoes weren't starchy enough, sorry


I made this for dinner tonight and the milk/broth mixture didn't thicken at all even after sitting for 15 mins before dishing it out/ :-( Overall it had a nice flavour though.

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