When the potatoes come out of the steamer basket, do not discard the very hot water in the pressure cooker. Simply add your broccoli or Brussels sprouts to the now-empty steamer basket and put the veggies in the IP liner with the hot water. When you start cooking the chicken, turn the Instant Pot on for about 1 minute, then quick-release when it beeps. Turn veggies out into a bowl with a bit of butter and a sprinkle of kosher or sea salt.
- 5-6 medium potatoes, scrubbed (or peeled) and sliced about ⅛ inch thick - I use Russets
- ¼ cup butter (half a stick)
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 - 1.5 cups milk (start with 1 cup; add more as needed)
- 1 tsp chicken broth powder
- dash pepper
- Cook sliced potatoes in steamer basket in pressure cooker over 1 cup water for 1 minute, then allow pot to NPR for 3 minutes. (This is important--they won't be fully cooked at 1 minute, so the extra 3 minutes NPR allows them to finish tenderizing.)
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375.
- Make sauce: In small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and then stir in the flour. Whisk or stir for about 1 minute to cook the flour, until slightly golden. Slowly whisk in 1 cup milk and stir about 2 minutes until it creates a sauce (you don't want pudding -- so if it's too thick for a sauce, add a bit of milk, till it's the consistency you would want in your potatoes -- a thick gravy). Stir in 1 tsp chicken broth powder (if you don't have any, use about ½ tsp salt) and a dash of pepper.
- At the end of your 3 min NPR, release the rest of the pressure from the potatoes. Remove steamer basket from pot.
- Put a thin layer of white sauce into a greased 2 qt casserole. Carefully layer some of the potatoes, some of the sauce, and repeat, finishing with sauce. Top with crumbs or crushed crackers if desired.
- Put uncovered casserole in preheated oven about 10 minutes. If desired, finish with about 2 minutes under the broiler to brown the top.
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