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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

If you’re short on time but still craving a perfectly fluffy baked potato, look no further than Instant Pot Baked Potatoes. Done in a fraction of the time they are the perfect side dish!

Love baked potatoes but hate how long it takes to actually bake them? Well guess what! I’ve got the perfect solution for you: the Instant Pot.

Instant pot potatoes on a white plate. Topped with butter sour cream and green onions.

That’s right, you can make baked potatoes in the instant pot in a fraction of the time it takes to make them in the oven. Sure, you can make them in the microwave but I always find the texture a bit off. Not so with pressure cooker baked potatoes.

And extra bonus, if it’s a summer day and you don’t want to heat up your house or it’s a day where you just need your oven for something else, making them in the Instant Pot solves both of those problems!

And guys, they are SO fluffy!

Plain baked potato on a white plate with blue napkin

Instructions for making baked potatoes in the Instant Pot: 

It could NOT be easier. 

STEP 1: Use a fork to poke holes in the potatoes. I usually do three pokes. Poking the potatoes with forks is an important step because it allows the steam to escape the potatoes while they are cooking. This helps prevent the potatoes from splitting while cooking. 

Poking holes in a baked potato with a fork.

STEP 2: Pour cold water into the Instant Pot. 

Pouring water into an instant pot (pressure cooker)

STEP 3: Place potatoes on the trivet in the Instant Pot. Cover and seal the pot. 

DES TIP: The trivet is important because if the potatoes touch the water the skin will get soggy. 

Russet potatoes on a trivet in the Instant pot.

STEP 4: Cook potatoes for 13 minutes. Once the potatoes are done allow the pressure cooker to release the pressure naturally for another 10 minutes. 

Pressure cooker baked potatoes on a white plate.

STEP 5: The potatoes will be very hot so be sure to use tongs to remove them from the instant pot. Let them cool a few minutes before cutting. Fluff with fork and top with your favorite toppings

DES’ TIP: If you’ve got smaller potatoes they will only take about 10 minutes. Larger potatoes (usually called baking potatoes in the grocery store) will take about 20. 

Pressure cooker potatoes topped with favorite toppings.

See! So easy! I’m not sure I’ll ever make baked potatoes in the oven again, this is just so easy! 

If you’re looking for more ways to use your pressure cooker, check out some of my most popular Instant Pot Recipes: 

Instant Pot Kalua Pork 

Chicken Adobo in the Instant Pot 

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Pressure Cooker Potatoes

Instant Pot Chili 

Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot from Simply Recipes

For more of my favorite potato side dishes, check these out: 

Creamy Mashed Potatoes 

Jojo Potatoes Recipe

Homemade Tater Tots

Roasted Red Potatoes

 

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 cup cold water

Instructions

1

Poke potatoes with a fork

2

Pour cold water into the Instant Pot.

3

Place potatoes on the trivet in the Instant Pot. Cover and seal. Cook on high pressure for 13 minutes. Allow to natural release for 10 more minutes.

4

Use tongs to remove potatoes and allow to cool until they are cool enough to touch. Cut down the middle, fluff with a fork and top with your favorite toppings.

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 147 , Total Fat: 0.2g , Saturated Fat: 0.1g , Cholesterol: 0mg , Sodium: 15mg , Carbohydrates: 33.5g , Fiber: 5.1g , Sugar: 2.5g , Protein: 3.6g

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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