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Instant Pot Bacon & Herb Scalloped Potatoes

An elevated scalloped potatoes fit for any holiday or special occasion meal! You can even cook it in your Instant Pot! Not on the Instant Pot train yet? Look for alternate instructions for oven or smoker cooking instructions!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, comfort food, fall recipes, Instant Pot, Potatoes, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author sweetnsassyeats


  • 3 lbs Sweet Potatoes & Yukon Gold Potatoes can use a mix or all of the same type
  • 1 whole Sweet Yellow Onion thinly sliced
  • 3 cups Heavy Cream
  • 3 Whole Bay Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Rosemary chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chives chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 8 slices Bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 8 oz Gruyere Cheese shredded
  • 2 oz Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp Butter divided & cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups Water


  • Peel and thinly slice potatoes & Onions to about 1/8"  (you can use an even mix of Sweet and Yukon Gold Potatoes) Or you can use all of one type, I typically prefer a mix or all sweet potatoes. 
  • In a separate pot, add Heavy Cream, onions, herbs & all seasonings together. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  • Remove Bay leaves from cream and pour a a littel bit of cream in the bottom of each pan. Then pour the rest over all the potatoes.


  • Grease 2 8" round pans (at least 2" deep) with butter.
  • Layer the pans in this order: 1)Potatoes & Onions 2)Cheeses 3)Bacon & Repeat for a second layer. Pour the Cream over top of each pan evenly. Add 1/2 a tbsp of butter (cut into cubes) on the top of each pan. 
  • Place steam rack in Instant pot & add 1.5 cups of water. Place 1 pan on top of the steam rack and seal the Instant Pot. (make sure to turn the valve to seal position)
  • Set on HIGH Pressure for 25 min. When cooking is complete, you can allow it to natually release or do a manual release. Once steam has stopped, open lid and carefully remove from instant pot. Repeat for second pan
  • Turn oven to Broil and cook potatoes in oven until top is golden brown.Allow to cool for 10min and serve. Garnish with fresh parsley and chives.


  • Preheat oven or smoker to 350 degrees. Grease a 9"X13" pan with butter.
  • Layer the pan in this order: 1)Potatoes & Onions 2)Cheeses 3)Bacon & Repeat for a second layer. Pour the Cream over top. Add 1 tbsp of butter (cut into cubes) on the top.
  • Bake for 40-50 mins (or until potatoes are tender).
  • Turn Oven up to Broil or Smoker to Highest temp possible. And cook under cheese is golden. Allow to cool for 10min and serve. Garnish with fresh parsley and chives.