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Instant Pot Breakfast Potatoes

Make a batch of delicious Instant Pot Breakfast Potatoes. Top with a fried egg and a drizzle of hot sauce for the perfect, filling meal.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • Instant Pot


  • 1/2 lb bacon uncooked, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper or green, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6 medium yellow potatoes cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup broth or water


  • Set Instant Pot to saute. Add bacon pieces and cook 3-5 minutes, or until slightly crispy. Add the olive oil, bell pepper, onion, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to the pot. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until fragrant. Add potatoes to the pot and cook 5 minutes, allowing the potatoes to cook just slightly.
  • Add water or broth and deglaze the pot (scrape bits from the bottom of the pan with a spoon). Cover and cook on high pressure (pressure cook setting) for 5 minutes. It will take the pot approximately 10 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking. Do a quick release.
  • Serve immediately with a fried egg, hot sauce and a sprinkling of salt and pepper!


Use either a green or red bell pepper for this recipe, or use half of each for a dish that is bursting with color!
Replace the bacon with 1/2 pound of ground sausage for a different meaty flavor.
I love topping a heaping stack of these potatoes with a fried egg or two, as well as a few drizzles of hot sauce. Other great toppings include: chopped avocados, chili paste, chopped tomatoes, jalapeno slices, salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh cilantro, parsley or sour cream.
Yukon gold or red potatoes work best for this dish, but consider using sweet potatoes for a unique twist!
Don’t limit this dish to breakfast. Serve it as a side dish for dinner!
There is no need to peel the potatoes before cooking, but you can definitely pull out your peeler if that’s more your style.
To create crispy potatoes, pour them onto a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer and broil till crispy.


Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 541mg | Potassium: 846mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 711IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 6mg
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