Breakfast Potatoes are an easy make-ahead recipe. They’re prepared and seasoned in the Instant-Pot the night before, then browned and crisped the next morning. They also make a great brunch addition!
Let’s be honest…oven roasted breakfast potatoes always take too long! Looking at and smelling potatoes in the oven cooking for an hour or more can be downright painful when you’re hungry.
These breakfast potatoes are a make-ahead recipe. I know make-ahead doesn’t necessarily make them faster, especially if breakfast is a spur of the moment meal. But, if you are planning breakfast/brunch these savory potatoes are a perfect addition to save you time in the morning.
The potatoes are prepared & seasoned in the Instant-Pot. Then chilled in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them. (The prepped potatoes will keep well for a week in the refrigerator so they can be made days in advance.)
Breakfast potatoes are a great side to…
Serve the Ultimate Breakfast
Pair a sweet from the list above —pancakes, waffles or cinnamon rolls— with tofu scramble and Breakfast Potatoes for a hearty breakfast/brunch combination!
Add these potatoes to my vegan breakfast tacos, they’re worth waking up for!
Breakfast potatoes also make a delicious side right out of the IP
Chop, cook and season the potatoes in the IP. They only take about 5 minutes to come to pressure and cook. Very carefully, ‘quick release’ the steam vent. Once the pressure has fully released, carefully remove the lid and gently mix the potatoes to avoid mashing. Taste, adjust seasonings if needed and serve!
The potatoes are flavorful as is, or top them with ketchup.
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Easy, make-ahead Breakfast Potatoes are prepared and seasoned in the Instant-Pot the night before, then browned and crisped the next morning. They’re a great brunch addition.
20 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
Yields 3 servings
6 yukon gold or red potatoes, or 4 russets (roughly 2lbs), diced into 1/2-inch cubes
2-3 Tablespoons refined coconut oil
3/4 cup of water or vegetable broth
1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Himalayan pink salt to taste (I use about 3/4 teaspoon)
Pepper to taste
neutral oil for sautéing, I use refined coconut oil
1 small onion
1 green bell pepper
- In a small bowl combine the seasonings and set aside.
- Dice the potatoes into evenly sized cubes. Dry the cubed potatoes with a kitchen towel to remove excess moisture.
- Add the potatoes and oil to the IP and press the sauté feature.
- Sauté the potatoes just until they begin to change texture, then press the cancel button on the IP. This should take about 5-8 minutes. Be sure to frequently stir the potatoes because they do stick. But don’t worry, any sticking will come up after pressure cooking and add extra flavor to the potatoes.
- Mix in the seasonings.
- Now, pour in the water or broth, but don't mix again.
- Secure the lid and make sure the steam vent is sealed. Set the IP to manual high pressure for 1 minute.
- Once done, carefully, quick release the steam vent.
- Gently mix the potatoes to prevent mashing while scraping up the browning at the bottom of the pot.
- Let cool, then refrigerate for the next morning.
- Remove the potatoes from the fridge.
- Add the oil, onions and bell peppers to a large non-stick fry pan . Sauté over medium heat, until the veggies have softened. About 7-10 minutes.
- Remove the veggies from the pan and set aside.
- Now add the potatoes to the pan and sauté for 5-10 minutes or until they are browned and crisp.
- Add the veggies back to the pan with the potatoes and stir.
- Serve with tofu scramble and pancakes for the ultimate weekend breakfast!
*The prepped potatoes keep well for a week in the refrigerator so they can be made days in advance.
*To enjoy these potatoes as a side right out of the Instant-Pot, I suggest increasing the cook time to 2 minutes to insure the potatoes are fully cooked. They will be soft and can easily be turned into mashed potatoes or enjoyed as-is with ketchup.
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