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Enjoy this Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Recipe in about 15 minutes. This is the perfect side dish in a fraction of the time for the best ever baked potato.

Enjoy easy to make instant pot baked potatoes recipe in 15 minutes. This is the best ever baked potato in a fraction of the time as the oven. Try the best baked potatoes in instant pot for an easy and simple side dish. Pressure cooker baked potatoes are perfect when you need something quick. #eatingonadime #instantpotbakedpotatoes #bakedpotatoesinstantpot #instantpotbakedpotatoeslarge #seasoned #instantpotbakedpotatoesrusset #bakedpotatoes #bakedpotatoesininstantpotrecipe
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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Recipe:

Baked potatoes go with just about anything making it a really popular side dish. Whether you are making Balsamic Pork Tenderloin or  Easy Baked Tilapia, a baked potato is always a good idea.

It is also good with Instant pot whole chicken recipe. It truly is one of our favorite side dishes and so simple to make. If you enjoy using the pressure cooker like we do, you have to try baked potatoes in the instant pot. Try more of our Instant pot potato recipes.

I love the way potatoes taste once they are baked in the oven. Now, you can get that same great taste in minutes thanks to the instant pot.

Another favorite instant pot side dish is Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes.

Bake potato topped with butter

Why We Love this Recipe:

  • Quick and Easy – Baking potatoes in the oven can take hours. Cooking in the instant pot has been a game changer for my family. It is a quick and easy side that everyone loves.
  • Easy Prep Time – There is no need to wrap the bake potatoes in aluminum foil. You simply place in the instant pot basket for an easy side dish.
  • Saves Oven Space – If you need a side dish for your holiday dinner. Save oven space and make potatoes in the instant pot. There is no need to heat your oven up when you can cook this delicious side dish in the pressure cooker.

Ingredients:

  • Medium Size russet Potatoes, washed
  • Water
Bake potato topped with butter

How to Make Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot:

  • Step 1 – Pour Water – Place 1 cup of cold water into the insert of the instant pot.  Then place the trivet that came with the instant pot on the bottom of the insert as well.
  • Step 2 – Poke Holes – Stab each potato 5-6 times with a fork to allow pressure to release while cooking.
  • Step 3 – Add Potatoes – Place the potatoes in the instant pot.  You can stack them as well if needed.
Potatoes in the instant pot
  • Step 3 – Sealing Position the instant pot.  Choose the high pressure cook option on the instant pot. Select from 14-16 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes. If your potatoes are larger than you’ll want to use the longer time.
  • Step 4 – Natural Pressure Release – After the cook time is done, allow the pressure to release naturally from the instant pot.
  • Step 5 – Add Toppings – Remove the potatoes from instant pot (carefully as they will be hot).  Top with your favoriting toppings and enjoy!

How long do you Cook Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot?

When cooking potatoes in the instant pot. It will depend on the size of the potatoes on how long it will take. Use these helpful tips to determine how long to cook your bake potatoes.

  • Small Potatoes – Cook for 12 minutes on high pressure with a natural release.
  • Medium Potatoes – Cook for 14 minutes on high pressure with a natural release.
  • Large Potatoes – It will take about 16 minutes on high pressure.
  • Extra Large Potatoes Cook the potatoes for about 18 minutes on high pressure.

Topping ideas:

There are many different toppings that can be served with bake potatoes.

  • Classic Toppings – These are our favorite classic toppings butter, cheese, chives, sour cream, salt and pepper or bacon bits.
  • Top with Meat – Any type of meat – shredded chicken, pork, beef. Our favorite is leftover shredded BBQ beef for a quick and easy meal.
  • Chili – They are delicious topped with this Easy Quick Chili Recipe! I keep small containers in the freezer of this chili just for potatoes.
  • Vegetables – If you have some roasted vegetables, top them on your potato. We love broccoli and homemade cheese sauce for a delicious side dish.
  • Green Onions – Make sure you have chopped green onions to sprinkle on top.

We love making a bake potato bar with friends and family. Everyone can make their own and it makes for a budget friendly meal. We love how the potatoes are cooked with a crispy skin and delicious tenderness insides.

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can prepare bake potatoes ahead of time. Simply prepare the potatoes as the recipe indicates. Reheating on serving day is a great in the oven, or you can place in the air fryer.

I have even placed in the oven to reheat for about 20 minutes. Then turn on the broiler to get a crispy texture.

Bake potato topped with butter

Instapot Baked Potatoes Recipe Tips:

  • Poke Holes – Make sure to poke holes in the bake potatoes before placing in the instant pot. This prevents the potatoes from exploding when baking.
  • Use Instant Pot Rack – It is important to use the rack that came with the pressure cooker to cook the potatoes.
  • Add Water – The only thing you need to do is add cold water to the instant pot. Do not skip this key ingredient.
  • Cooking Potatoes – When choosing your potatoes, make sure to choose potatoes that are about the same size. This helps in evenly cooking the potatoes.
  • Clean Potatoes – Before cooking the potatoes, we recommend washing and drying potatoes completely. We like to eat the skin as well, so we make sure to remove any dirt.
Enjoy easy to make instant pot baked potatoes recipe in 15 minutes. This is the best ever baked potato in a fraction of the time as the oven. Try the best baked potatoes in instant pot for an easy and simple side dish. Pressure cooker baked potatoes are perfect when you need something quick. #eatingonadime #instantpotbakedpotatoes #bakedpotatoesinstantpot #instantpotbakedpotatoeslarge #seasoned #instantpotbakedpotatoesrusset #bakedpotatoes #bakedpotatoesininstantpotrecipe

Can I put Potatoes in the Microwave?

Yes, you can put potatoes in the microwave. I usually will use the microwave if I have really small potatoes. They do not take as long if I have larger potatoes.

This is a quick way to prepare your potatoes but they do not come out as crispy texture as they do in the oven or the instant pot.

How to Store Leftovers:

Place your leftovers in the refrigerator in an air tight container. Baked potatoes will last about a week and are easy to reheat.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I Use Other Types of Potatoes?

Yes, you can use other types of potatoes to cook in the instant pot. You can make sweet potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, or red potatoes.

How do you know when Potatoes are done:

Potatoes are done when you can easily poke with a fork or a knife. If they still seem firm, close the lid and continue cooking.

Can I Make in the Air Fryer?

Yes, we love using out air fryer to cook potatoes. It is another way to cook the potatoes quick and easy.

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5 from 16 votes
Enjoy this instant pot baked potatoes recipe in 15 minutes. This is the best ever baked potato in a fraction of the time as the oven.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 164

Ingredients

  • 6 Medium Size Potatoes washed

Instructions

  • Place 1 cup of water into the insert of the instant pot.  Then place the trivet that came with the instant pot on the bottom of the insert as well.
  • Stab each potato 5-6 times with a fork to allow pressure to release while cooking.
  • Place the potatoes in the instant pot.  You can stack them as well if needed.
  • Seal the instant pot.  Choose the high pressure cook option on the instant pot and select from 14-16 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes (if your potatoes are larger than you’ll want to use the longer time).
  • After the cook time is done, allow the pressure to release naturally from the instant pot.
  • Remove the potatoes from instant pot (carefully as they will be hot).  Top with your favoriting toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can also follow this process for sweet potatoes or a mixture of both regular potatoes and sweet potatoes!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 164kcal, Carbohydrates 37g, Protein 4g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 13mg, Potassium 897mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 4IU, Vitamin C 42mg, Calcium 26mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I love instant pot baked potatoes and will probably not fix them any other way. They are better than slow cooked in the oven for less time

  2. 5 stars
    I just tried this for the first time 2 months ago. I had no idea baked potatoes could taste sooooo good from my instant pot! THANK YOU! I’m always hesitant to waste food by “trying” recipes that might not work. Yours ALWAYS work!

  3. This is a great recipe! Very easy to just throw potatoes in an instapot and walk away! I mean you can’t go wrong.

  4. I love bake potatoe with butter and sour cream and sprinkle some italian seasoning parsley flakes and season salt and pepper on them!! Rate 5

  5. 5 stars
    My husband and I absolutely loved them!!! I’m a potato person and I could eat them everynight!!! From this point, this is how they will be done. Delish!!!!

  6. 5 stars
    A staple in my house. Using “Eating on a Dime” recipe for baked potatoes makes for the best fool proof dinner! Just add a meat and you are ready!

  7. 5 stars
    I’m just learning how to use my insta-pot & this recipe was an easy one, thanks. We love baked potatoes & this is a game changer.

  8. Loving baked potatoes right now and it’s just easier to go to Wendy’s (love their bacon cheese potatoes) and pay $5 for one and now all I gotta do is throw some taters in the IP and fix ’em how I want. Thanks for saving me money one tater at a time! Lol!