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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.
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