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Instant Pot potatoes and carrots
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Instant Pot Savory Potatoes and Carrots

Instant Pot Savory Potatoes and Carrots is a super fast and simple side dish recipe. Onion Soup Mix, potatoes, carrots and some water is all it takes to make this delicious side dish. 
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Karli Bitner


  • 1 1/2 lb baby red potatoes
  • 1 lb carrots
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 packets onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 cup water

Cornstarch Slurry

  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


  • Wash and cut the potatoes and carrots. Cut the potatoes and carrots into small, bite sized pieces.*
  • Pour the prepped potatoes and carrots into a large zip top bag along with he oil. Shake until evenly coated. 
  • Pour in the two packets of onion soup mix, shake until evenly coated. Pour the potatoes and carrots into your steamer basket. (If you don't have a steamer basket, you can stack on top of the trivet.)
  • Pour the water into the liner of the Instant Pot. 
  • Add the potatoes and carrots to the Instant Pot. Cook on Manual HIGH for 3 minutes, quick release the pressure.
  • Remove the potatoes from the Instant Pot and pour into the serving dish. 
  • Turn the Instant Pot onto Saute, and whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Stir until thickened. 
  • Drizzle the sauce over the potatoes and carrots before serving. 


*For reference, the potatoes I used were about 2 inches long, I cut them in half and then cut each half into 4 equal sized pieces.