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baked potato topped with pad of butter and chives

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 potatoes 1x


See how easy it is to make these Instant Pot Baked Potatoes!


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


  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!!


**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.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: instant pot, pressure cooker, potato, vegan