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How to Make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes in the Instant Pot are arguably the easiest Instant Pot recipe out there!  Anyone can make this simple recipe – and it’s fast!

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How long do I cook potatoes in the instant pot?

The answer to this question depends on the size of your potato.  I typically buy medium sized potatoes and have found they cook best at 15 minutes, with a 10 minute natural release.  For larger potatoes, add a few more minutes to the cook time.  For smaller potatoes, cook a few minutes less.  Here’s a graphic to help you remember how long to cook potatoes in the instant pot.  You can hover over the image and click the “pin it” button to save it to Pinterest for later!

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This recipe is pretty forgiving so you don’t need to stress about the size of your potato.  You can successfully add 3 minutes to each cook time and still end up with a perfect potato!

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How much water do I use for Instant Pot baked potatoes?

1 cup of water is sufficient for both the 6 qt. and 8 qt. Instant Pot models.

Instructions for Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

To prepare:

1) Poor 1 cup of water into the stainless steel inner pot.
2) Place the trivet insert into the inner pot.
3) Wash your potatoes and pierce them with a fork (I do this about 5-7 times)
4) Place the potatoes onto the trivet inside the pot and secure the lid. (4-6 potatoes max)  Move the dial on the lid to the “sealing” position.

To cook:

5) Pressure cook the potatoes for 12-18 minutes depending on the size of your potato.  (See graphic above for reference)  To do this, select “manual” or “pressure cook” on your Instant Pot.
6) Set the timer.
7) The Instant Pot will beep a few times when the potatoes are finished cooking.  You want to let the steam in the pot release naturally until your pot reads “LO 10”.  At this point, do a “quick release” by carefully moving the dial to the “venting” position.
8) Once the red safety button has dropped, it’s safe to remove the lid.
9) Carefully remove the potatoes with some tongs and let cool before handling.

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See?!  Wasn’t that easy?!  Load on your favorite toppings and you’re ready to eat!

How to Make Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Instant pot baked potatoes are a quick and delicious side dish that cook in no time at all!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Simply Jillicious

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sized russet potatoes
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Poor 1 cup of water into the stainless steel inner pot.
  • Place the trivet insert into the inner pot.
  • Wash your potatoes and pierce them with a fork (I do this about 5-7 times)
  • Place the potatoes onto the trivet inside the pot and secure the lid. (4-6 potatoes max)  Move the dial on the lid to the "sealing" position.
  • Pressure cook the potatoes for 12-18 minutes depending on the size of your potato.  (See graphic above for reference)  To do this, select "manual" or "pressure cook" on your Instant Pot.
  • Set the timer for 15 minutes. The Instant Pot will beep a few times when the potatoes are finished cooking.  You want to let the steam in the pot release naturally until your pot reads "LO 10".  At this point, do a "quick release" by carefully moving the dial to the "venting" position.
  • Once the red safety button has dropped, it's safe to remove the lid.
  • Carefully remove the potatoes with some tongs and let cool before handling.
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