Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Learn how to make PERFECT Instant Pot Baked Potatoes! It’s so easy and a great side dish for any meal.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes- see how to make perfect baked potatoes right in your instant pot or pressure cooker. It's so easy and so good!

Are you obsessively using your Instant Pot for everything that you can think of like I am?? We’ve had ours for around 4 years now but it has only been the past year that I have started really experimenting with it. I’ve cooked so many new things in it and have a lot of great Instant Pot staple recipes coming your way soon. Get excited!! :D

Today, we’re diving into these fluffy and delicious Instant Pot Baked Potatoes. They’re ridiculously easy to make (as baked potatoes typically go) and you’re going to love them.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes- see how to make perfect baked potatoes right in your instant pot or pressure cooker. It's so easy and so good!

Truth be told: making potatoes in your instant pot doesn’t save you a ton of time (although it is a bit faster). But for me, it’s always a win when I can avoid turning my oven on. Especially in the summer!

What kind of potatoes are best for Baked Potatoes?

When making potatoes like this, I always opt for Russet potatoes. You can make all different kinds of potatoes in your Instant Pot but this recipe specifically focuses on how to make baked potato style potatoes.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes- see how to make perfect baked potatoes right in your instant pot or pressure cooker. It's so easy and so good!

How to make Perfect Instant Pot Baked Potatoes:

Place the trivet that came with your pressure cooker inside of the pot and pour in 1 cup of water. Next, place the potatoes in, stacking if needed.

Cook the potatoes on manual high mode for 15 minutes and then let the instant pot pressure release naturally until the metal pin has gone down. The cook time could vary a decent bit depending on the size of the potatoes. I found that 15 minutes was perfect for average sized, medium potatoes. Smaller potatoes may need just 13 minutes while larger ones could take about 17 minutes.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes- see how to make perfect baked potatoes right in your instant pot or pressure cooker. It's so easy and so good!

And that’s IT! Super easy, right?

This is totally optional but I like to place mine on a baking tray, spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt, and then broil for just a few minutes to crisp up the skins a little bit. It’s definitely not necessary but a step that I just personally like to take.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes- see how to make perfect baked potatoes right in your instant pot or pressure cooker. It's so easy and so good!

Here are some more basic instant pot recipes that you might like:

See how to make the Instant Pot Baked Potatoes here:

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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes


  • Author: Food with Feeling
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 potatoes 1x
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Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 cup of water
  • optional: cooking spray and sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Using a fork, poke each potatoes about 6 times.
  2. Place the trivet into your instant pot (the one that came with it) and pour in the 1 cup of water. Place the potatoes on top of the trivet. It’s okay to stack them if needed. Put the top on and seal the instant pot.
  3. Cook on manual HIGH pressure for 15 minutes (if your potatoes are sightly smaller, go for 13 minutes and if your potatoes are extra large, go for 17 minutes).** When the instant pot is done cooking, let the pressure naturally release which will take about 8-10 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the metal pin has dropped.
  4. Optional step: put the cooked potatoes on a baking sheet, spray with cooking spray, and sprinkle with sea salt. Broil the potatoes for about 3-4 minutes (make sure to watch carefully!) to lightly crispy up the skins.
  5. ENJOY!!

Notes

**Cook time can vary depending on the size of your potatoes. If they end up underdone, you can cook the potatoes for an additional few minutes.

  • Category: side dish
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: instant pot, pressure cooker, potato, vegan

 

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6 comments on “Instant Pot Baked Potatoes”

  1. What a perfect baked potato! #love

  2. Do you have to change the cooking time if you are going to do a larger amount of potatoes?? I am going to use russets for another recipe, where they will end up mashed. I need 5 lbs, so I was going to do as many at a time as possible so I don’t have to pay attention to them while they are cooking. :) 17 minutes bc they are big, but will the number of potatoes matter?? 

    • No. You are good to go… I just put 8 big ones in mine and turned out fine. Mine were between med and large and went with 17 minutes

  3. These came out perfect! Thanks for the recipe. Hoping to see more instant pot recipes soon

  4. on gal called the “whatchmacallit the “silver thingy” which works for me!  The thing that doesn’t is why pressure cook something that only 20 minutes (start to finish!) in the first place!  Try this…peel potatoes, cut into quarters, or 6ths (same as before).  Boil in regular pot for 15-20 minutes (same time), drain, add butter, milk & mash.  Meanwhile, your instant pot is still needing 10-15 minutes of de-pressurizing!!!  Use the instant pot for things like tough meat (saves money) & cooking several items at the same time.  No difference in taste, just less time the “old fashioned” way!  Btw…while my potatoes were cooking, I was instant potting my corned beef!  That’s when my instant pot sings!  Of course, I’ve been using a pressure cooker for 50 years and loving it!  My kids dragged me into the 21st century this Christmas/Birthday with a 3 qt. Instant Pot!!!  Thought they’d *never* remember loosing “the little silver thingy”!!!

    • Sorry….I clicked on Mashed Potatoes in Instant Pot….not baked.  Wrong comment page somehow.  Baked are great!!!  However, one only needs to stab with a knife on like the ends to keep exploding potatoes at bay!