Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes seriously update the classic steakhouse favorite into a quick, no fuss side dish. Making them in the pressure cooker means you’ll have deliciously tender and fluffy baked potatoes ready to serve in half the time!

These potatoes would be perfect alongside a baked chicken dinner, steaks, a pork roast, or roast beef. Add some roasted broccoli and you have the perfect well rounded meat and potatoes supper.

An instant pot baked potatoes split, with butter and chives

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes are one of those classic side dish recipes that pairs so well with nearly every main course. While we love baked potatoes with our dinners, I don’t have an hour each day to get them ready and into the oven for baking. Larger potatoes can take even longer and with sports and dance and homework I don’t have time for that! Sure you can make them in the microwave, but the texture just isn’t the same.

We use the pressure cooker to make Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Tomato Soup, and Chicken Pasta, why not Instant Pot Baked Potatoes, too?

Potatoes baked in the Instant Pot come out fluffy, tender and delicious, and in half the time it would take to bake them in the oven.


Russets are the go-to for a good, steakhouse style baked potato. The smaller, creamier potatoes like golds and reds are delicious when diced and roasted in the oven, but they won’t yield the same tender fluffy insides and crispy outside that the mild-flavored and starchy russets do. So when it comes to baked or mashed, stick to russets.

4 russet potatoes sitting in the instant pot

How to make Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot

It’s so easy in just a few steps! Grab your pressure cooker, and let’s get started!

  1. Scrub potatoes clean to remove any dirt or any eyes or sprouts on the potatoes. Poke each potato with a fork or sharp knife to allow steam to escape.
  2. Rub them with olive oil then sprinkle with salt.
  3. Pour water in the instant pot and place the metal trivet inside the pot. Set the potatoes on top of the trivet, close the lid and set to high pressure. For larger potatoes like the ones pictured, set the cook time to 20 minutes. For a medium potato (the regular size you’ll usually find at your grocery store) – 16 minutes, and for small – 14 minutes. You do not want to crowd your Instant Pot, so I recommend using no more than four large potatoes at a time. If using smaller potatoes, you could likely fit 6 or 7.
  4. Let the pressure release for 10 minutes and then serve.

Baked Potato Toppings

This recipe is a great starting point for making any type of baked potato. Want to know some of our favorite toppings?

  • You can top simply with butter, sour cream, and chives.
  • Load them up with bacon and cheddar cheese.
  • Use these as a base for pulled pork or taco baked potatoes. Delicious and turns this side dish into a main course!
  • Top with broccoli and cheese sauce.
  • Replace bowls with baked potatoes and top them with chili, sour cream and cheese.

Instant Pot Baked Potato, split, with butter

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Easy Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

These Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are a delicious side dish recipe, made super fast in the Instant Pot!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American Classic
Servings 4 potatoes
Calories 322.45kcal


  • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker


  • 4 large russet potatoes scrubbed clean
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • desired toppings


  • Scrub potatoes clean. Rub your potatoes in olive oil and then sprinkle with salt. Poke several times with a fork or sharp knife.
  • Set the metal trivet into your Instant Pot. Add the water and set the potatoes on top.
  • Set the timer to 20 minutes high pressure or manual pressure. Let cook.
  • When cook time is over, let naturally release for 10 minutes. Open the lid, and then serve.


Serving: 1potatoCalories: 322.45kcalCarbohydrates: 66.68gProtein: 7.9gFat: 3.79gSaturated Fat: 0.58gSodium: 603.01mgPotassium: 1538.73mgFiber: 4.8gSugar: 2.29gVitamin C: 21.03mgCalcium: 47.97mgIron: 3.17mg


Amanda blogs at Old House to New Home where she shares easy ways to eat, create, and decorate, all while raising two young girls! Amanda is a Spanish teacher, wife to a great husband, and mommy to the two most beautiful little girls! Amanda loves food, traveling, and transforming their 115 year old house into their home.

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