Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are an easy side dish that are perfect for any meal! These potatoes are fluffy and delicious, and they’re so simple to make.
If you love Instant Pot potato recipes then this is the recipe for you! Not only are these potatoes great as a side dish but they are also perfect for meal prep!
Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato
Instant Pot cooking or pressure cooking is a good way to save time in the kitchen. By cooking foods under pressure, it helps your foods stay moist but yet also cook faster than conventional methods.
Why I Love This Recipe
This easy side dish is perfect for any meal! These fluffy and delicious potatoes are simple to make, and they’re a great way to add some variety to your dinner.
- Easy to make
- Perfect for picky eaters
- Looks beautiful on a plate
You only need two ingredients to make these Instant Pot Baked Potatoes. If you already have potatoes on hand then you may not even need to make a trip to the grocery store.
- russet potatoes
Potatoes: If you don’t have russet potatoes on hand, you can also switch this recipe up and yes Idaho potatoes.
Sweet Potatoes: Do you love sweet potatoes? Sweet potatoes would work well in this recipe.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
You only need three kitchen tools to help you make this easy side dish recipe.
How to Make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes
There are only six steps to making these baked potatoes in the pressure cooker. While this does take some time, you can start the Instant Pot and then walk away and let it do all the work!
Step 1: Prep the Instant Pot
Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your pot. Place the trivet inside.
Step 2: Clean the potatoes
Clean each potato from dirt. Lightly scrub with a scrub brush and warm water.
Step 3: Put the potatoes in the pressure cooker
Add your potatoes stacked in the pot on the trivet. Close the lid on your Instant Pot and close the sealing valve.
Step 4: Cook the potatoes
Set your Instant Pot to High Pressure for 40 minutes.
Step 5: Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release
Allow your potatoes to naturally release for about 15 minutes before manually releasing and bringing the valve toward you.
Step 6: Remove the potatoes
Remove each potato with tongs since they are hot. Top with the toppings of your choice.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Are you looking for some new ideas to top your baked potatoes? Here are my favorite potato toppings.
- Sour Cream
- Chives or Green Onions
- Pulled Pork
- Taco meat
- Be sure to scrub your potatoes well. Especially if your family likes to eat the skin of the potato.
- The natural release is important for this recipe, so be sure to allow time for a natural release.
- These potatoes can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger family.
- If you have leftovers, they reheat well in the microwave.
Do you have questions about Instant Pot Baked Potatoes? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Yes, you can freeze a baked potato. Simply allow the potatoes to cool before wrapping them in foil or plastic wrap and store them in the freezer for up to two months.
Reheat baked potatoes in the microwave on a microwave-safe plate for 2 to 3 minutes or until warm all the way through.
If your potatoes are not cooked all the way through, you can return them to the pressure cooker and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
More Instant Pot Recipes
If you like Instant Pot recipes, give these recipes a try:
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot Orange Chicken
- Instant Pot Saucy Chicken
- Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes
Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Recipe
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Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potatoes
- Instant Pot
- 5 russet potatoes large or 6-7 (medium/small)
- 1 cup water
- Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your pot.
- Place the trivet inside.
- Clean each potato from dirt. Lightly scrub with a scrub brush and warm water.
- Add your potatoes stacked in the pot on the trivet.
- Close the lid on your Instant Pot and close the sealing valve.
- Set your Instant Pot to High Pressure for 40 minutes.
- Allow your potatoes to naturally release for about 15 minutes before manually releasing and bringing the valve toward you.
- Remove each potato with tongs as they are hot.
- Transfer to your serving dish or plate. Cut the potato down the middle and add your favorite topping! You can add butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon, and green onions! Measure the toppings with your heart!
Need to run to the store for a few ingredients first? Don’t forget to pin this recipe so you can find it when you’re ready to cook!