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Instant Pot Puerto Rican Potato Salad

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Puerto Rican potato salad is the creamiest and most flavorful and it is made using an Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Puerto Rican Potato Salad is the best potato salad you have. This Puerto Rican recipe favorite is full of flavor and super creamy and very different than the store-bought one.

What I love about this recipe is that you can even add apples to give it a little extra kick of flavor.

Of course, if apples are not your thing you can always not add them. This potato salad will still taste amazing!

How to Make Instant Pot Potato Salad

This Puerto Rican recipe is easy to make especially if you use an Instant Pot or any other electric pressure cooker.

If you are using a Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker, this will work too. We have one and we love it too!

Puerto Rican Potato Salad Ingredients

Using an Instant Pot is an easy way to make this authentic Puerto Rican potato salad because you can add the potatoes and the eggs together and they will be cooked to perfection.

For this Instant Pot Potato Salad you are going to need:

  • White potatoes
  • Red Apples (optional)
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • Onion
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cooked ham (your favorite brand)
  • Cumin
  • Mustard
  • Spanish Olives pitted with Pimientos Condimento
  • Salt & Pepper

Now that you have all your ingredients it is time to make cook the potatoes and eggs in the instant pot and make the salad.

Follow the step below to make this recipe.

How to Cook Potatoes and Eggs Together In The Instant Pot

Using your Instant Pot or electronic pressure cooker, follow the steps below:

  • First, add the potatoes to the Instant Pot liner.
  • Second, add the uncooked eggs on top of the potatoes.
  • Third, add the water.

It is important to place the eggs above the potatoes.

Next, you are going to close the lid and hit the Manual button, high for 4 minutes. For newer models of Instant Pot, please hit the Pressure Cooker button.

Once it is done, hit quick release and drain any water.

You can place the eggs in an ice bath if you want. I didn’t and my eggs came out fine.

Make sure you sliced up the eggs and apples.

In a large bowl grab the potatoes and place them with the rest of the ingredients in there too.

Mix well and taste to make sure it tastes good to you and it’s to your liking.

You can refrigerate the potato salad or serve room temperature. I prefer to refrigerate the potato salad.

Your Instant Pot Puerto Rican Potato Salad is ready to serve!

You can serve this with your favorite rice and beans recipe or take it to the next family gathering or picnic.

Puerto Rican Potato Salad Recipe

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Instant Pot Puerto Rican Potato Salad

Instant Pot Puerto Rican Potato Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Delicious and creamy Puerto Rican Style potato salad with apples and made using an Instant Pot or any other popular electric pressure cooker.


  • 8 - 10 white potatoes, skinned and diced
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ medium red apple, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup of cooked ham (or 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon of Spanish olives with Pimientos
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Place your potatoes and eggs into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Make sure the eggs are above the potatoes.
Add the water
Close the lid and set the IP to Manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
Turn the knob to Quick release
Drain the water. You can place the eggs in an ice-water bath if you want. I didn’t do this.
Slice the eggs and chop the apples.
Add potatoes and all the ingredients into a bowl.
Mix them together.
Refrigerate or serve room temperature.


You can omit the apples.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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