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Instant Pot Baked Potato


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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 Baked Potato on a clear serving plate.

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

If you love easy Instant Pot Potato recipes you may also enjoy this Instant Pot Herbed Potatoes recipe.

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Ingredients

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
  • water
Raw potatoes, water, and instant pot used to make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes.

Substitutions

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.

A whole potato, being poked by a fork.

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.

Potatoes in an instant pot.

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.

Zoomed in shot of Instant Pot Baked Potatoes topped with bacon bits and onion leeks.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Are you looking for some new ideas to top your baked potatoes? Here are my favorite potato toppings.

  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Bacon
  • Chives or Green Onions    
  • Jalapenos
  • Avocado
  • Parsley
  • Chili
  • Pulled Pork
  • Salsa
  • Taco meat
Zoomed in shot of half of the Instant Pot Baked Potato topped with bacon bits and onion leeks.

Tips

  • 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.
Overhead vertical shot of Instant Pot Baked Potato topped with bacon bits and onion leeks.

FAQs

Do you have questions about Instant Pot Baked Potatoes? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Can I freeze a baked potato?

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.

How to reheat a baked potato?

Reheat baked potatoes in the microwave on a microwave-safe plate for 2 to 3 minutes or until warm all the way through.

My potatoes are not cooked all the way through, what do I do?

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.

Instant Pot Baked Potato topped with bacon bits and onion leeks.

More Instant Pot Recipes

If you like Instant Pot recipes, give these recipes a try:

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Recipe

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Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are an easy side dish that are perfect for any meal!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 168 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Trivet

Ingredients
  

  • 5 russet potatoes large or 6-7 (medium/small)
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1PotatoCalories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 888mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
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