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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Have you ever tried making baked potatoes in the Instant Pot? If not, you are missing out on my favorite perfect-every-time spuds method! Simple and done in less time than using the oven, making baked potatoes has never been easier!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Natural release10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot baked potatoes, Instant Pot potatoes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 164kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Steamer basket


  • 6 medium potatoes (about 1/2 pound each) or 8 small. Or 2 large
  • 1.5 cups water


  • Wash your potatoes well. I find using a vegetable brush very helpful in getting the dirt off of root vegetables before cooking.
  • Use a fork or knife to poke about 6-8 holes in each sweet potato.
  • Place potatoes in a single layer in your Instant Pot. If they after on top of one another, they might not cook through. Pour water into the Instant Pot.
  • Lock lid on your Instant Pot and be sure that the valve on top is turned to sealing.
  • Cook on HIGH for 15 minutes for medium potatoes. See notes below for size & time adjustment. It will take your pressure cooker about 8-10 minutes to reach pressure. This is normal.
  • Once cooking time is up, let pressure naturally release. This takes about 10 minutes for me
  • Once the pressure has been totally released, carefully unlock and remove the lid.
  • Use tongs to carefully remove the hot potatoes. Make sure they are fork tender.
  • Enjoy warm or let cook completely before storing in your fridge for 3-4 days.


  • For smaller potatoes (weighing 1/3 pound or less each), cook on HIGH pressure for 12 minutes. Let pressure naturally release at end of cooking.
  • For medium potatoes (weighing about 1/2 pound each), cook on HIGH pressure for 15 minutes. Let pressure naturally release at end of cooking.
  • For large potatoes (weight 3/4-1 pound each), cook on HIGH for 20 minutes. Let pressure naturally release at end of cooking.


Serving: 1medium potato | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 897mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg