Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

instant pot baked potatoes

5 from 7 reviews

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes come out fork tender, perfectly fluffy in your pressure cooker in half the time. This is foolproof recipe for any size of potatoes.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 potatoes 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: North American


  • Up to 8 large russet potatoes


  1. Wash potatoes well. Prick them with a fork or knife about 8 times each.
  2. Add 1 cup of cold water and place trivet or steamer basket inside your Instant Pot.
  3. Place up to 8 large potatoes on a trivet. It is OK to pile up potatoes on top of each other.
  4. Close the lid and make sure pressure valve is set to Sealing.
  5. Cook small potatoes (2″ wide) for 15 minutes on High Pressure with Quick or Natural Release. And medium to large potatoes (2.5″ – 3″ wide) for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove potatoes onto a plate, cut lengthwise open in a middle, fluff with a fork and serve with your favorite toppings.


  • If you have jumbo potatoes (let’s say from Costco), I would cook them for 23 minutes. No matter how many, just in case.:) I would not recommend cooking more than 8 large potatoes at once.
  • If you like crispy skin potatoes, brush cooked potatoes with oil and sprinkle with salt. Then bake on baking sheet for 10 minutes in preheated 400 degrees F oven.

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