Instant Pot lovers….plug that thing in! This Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes is going to be your new favorite meat and potatoes dish. Served alone, with eggs or avocados this meal is quick Paleo/Whole30 comfort food, OR fold into warm corn tortillas for a spicy version of Tacos de Papas. Mouthwatering!
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Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes! in white bowl surrounded by parsley and tortillas


Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot!

If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, you may wish to remedy that stat! The Instant Pot is a time saving machine, as well as a pressure cooker, steamer, rice cooker and slow cooker. And thanks to my friends Emily and Rudy from the blog Recipes to Nourish, you can now cook authentic Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot!

The book cover of Amazing Mexican Favorites in Your Instant Pot

Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot contains 80 real food recipes your family will love. The book is available January 15th but you can order now and lock down the low pre-order price! And just look at all these gorgeous recipes: shredded beef barbacoa, carnitas, chili verde, soups, beans, mole, hot chocolate and more!

A collage of photos of Mexican food recipes made in the Instant Pot

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!

Co-author of Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot Rudy Vidaurri, grew up eating this dish with eggs and tortillas for breakfast, I would this meal anytime! Warm, nourishing, filling and budget friendly, it’s a win all the way around.

Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes in a white bowl on brown and white tile with herbs and tortillas in background

Let’s Talk Chorizo and Keeping this Meal Paleo/Whole30:

Chorizo is simply a chopped pork sausage that is highly seasoned, in this case with Mexican herbs and spices. If you live Paleo or Whole30 lifestyle there are sugar free options for chorizo! Pederson’s Natural Farms makes a delicious sugar free version available at many markets.

A large white bowl filled with Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes surrounded by tortillas and herbs

Need More Instant Pot Recipes?

Try our Pulled BBQ Chicken or this tender Basque Chicken!

The Recipe: Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes!

Tips and what you need: an Instant Pot and a good knife. Learn how to handle a hot chili pepper here!

3.8 from 5 votes
Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes (Chorizo con Papas)
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
43 mins

This amazing potato dish is fabulous served alone or wrapped in warm tortillas. Top with eggs, avocado, or salsa.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: Paleo, potatoes, tacos de papa, whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Emily and Rudy Viduarri
NOTE: This recipe was written prior to the changes made to the Instant Pot in 2019. If you’re using a newer Instant Pot you should use 1.5 – 2 cups of chicken broth, otherwise it won’t seal and you’ll get the burn warning.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, avocado oil or ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 5 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound Mexican Chorizo (casing free or removed from casings)
  • 3 red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, stem and seeds removed, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
Additional ingredients if desired:
  • eggs, avocados, corn tortillas, pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro, shredded cheese
NOTE: This recipe was created before the newer Instant Pots that have a burn warning feature. If you have a newer Instant Pot with that feature, you may have to saute on the lowest setting to avoid the warning.
  1. Add the healthy fat of your choice to the Instant Pot and press "sauté". When the fat has melted, add onions, sautéing for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and chorizo and sauté for four minutes, stirring occasionally. Press "keep warm/cancel" button. Add potatoes, red bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, salt, oregano and broth, then stir

  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure steam release valve is sealed. Press 'manual' button and set for 9 minutes

  3. When Instant Pot is done and beeps, press "warm/cancel". Using an oven mitt carefully "quick release"/ open steam release valve. When steam stops venting and the silver dial drops, carefully open Instant Pot lid.

  4. Serve immediately with your choice of eggs, avocados, tortillas or optional toppings listed above


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