Easy Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Easy Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes have been an absolute game changer for me. Baked potatoes have somehow turned into a mystery on the grill and in the oven as sometimes no matter how long you cook they don’t always come out done! In the pressure cooker they come out perfect each time. These would be great on their own with toppings for dinner or served along side of my Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast!

baked potato with butter on plate view from side

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Prep the Potatoes

First, select russet potatoes that are roughly all the same size. I like to use medium to large potatoes. Wash the potatoes with soap and water in the sink to get all the grimy dirt from the field off of them.

Can potatoes explode while cooking? The answer is YES!!! So, be sure you prick the potato several times with a fork or knife to ensure that while pressure is building up in your Instant Pot and your potato that it won’t explode. 😉

overhead shot of russet potatoes in the Instant Pot

Place a rack into the Instant Pot (I used a 6-quart), and add the potatoes in. If you don’t have a rack you can always improvise with aluminum foil balls. You can sprinkle some kosher sea salt on top the wet potatoes for a little extra flavor.

close view of russet potato on cookie sheet sprinkled with kosher salt

Cook the Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Add one cup of water to the pressure cooker, and seal the lid. Cook on high (normal) pressure for 18 minutes and follow with a 10 minute natural pressure release.

Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to one week. Add toppings like bacon, cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, broccoli, chili, leftover BBQ pork or chicken, or chives for an easy dinner or side! The leftover potatoes are great cut up for home fries or hash! Enjoy!

baked potato on plate

If you enjoyed this you might also like Instant Pot Omelette Bites, Instant Pot Swiss Steak, or Creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese!

close overhead shot of baked potatoe with butter pat on white plate with blue rim

Perfect Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

The best easy Instant Pot Baked Potato recipe for any size potato large or small. Take the quiz work out of how much time to cook for baked potatoes that are done perfectly each time.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato, easy potato recipe, instant pot baked potato, pressure cooker baked potato
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Tina


  • 6 Russet potatoes medium to large
  • 1 cup water
  • Kosher Salt to taste optional


  • Wash the potatoes well, and prick each several times with a fork or knife.
  • Insert rack into Instant Pot, add the water, and place the potatoes inside then seal the lid.
  • Cook on high (normal) pressure for 18 minutes then follow with a 10 minute natural pressure release.
  • Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to one week.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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