Kung Pao Potatoes
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Kung Pao Potatoes

These Kung Pao Potatoes are an easy side dish for anyone who likes spicy food or a fun take on making an Asian-inspired dish at home.

Kung Pao Potatoes

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Kung Pao Potatoes

Kung Pao Potatoes

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


  • pressure cooker


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1.5 pounds yellow baby potatoes
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup lower sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon hot chili sauce such as sriracha
  • Large pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch + 1 Tablespoon water
  • Peanuts chopped, optional to top


  • Heat the pressure cooker in saute mode. Spray the bowl of the Instant Pot well with the cooking spray. Add the potatoes and onions and cook, stirring 5 minutes until beginning to brown and the onions are softening. Turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Add the next 8 ingredients to the Instant Pot (through the ⅓ cup water). Set to manual high pressure for 5 minutes. When the cooking time is done, quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Combine the water and cornstarch and stir through the completed potatoes. Press saute and bring the sauce to a simmer. Turn off the Instant Pot and allow the sauce to thicken.
  • Serve warm, topped with peanuts if desired.

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