Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

It’s so easy to bake potatoes in your Instant Pot! They’ll turn out fluffy and fork-tender in a jiffy. 


  • 4-8 medium Russet potatoes (same size is important for even cooking)
  • 1 cup water
  • Olive oil (optional)
  • Kosher salt (optional)


Add one cup water and trivet or steamer basket to Instant Pot

Pierce each potato 5 times with a fork and place on trivet. Be sure potatoes are not touching water.

Set for MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK, HIGH pressure, 12 minutes for small, 15 for medium, 18 minutes for large) potatoes. It will take the pressure cooker 7-10 minutes to come to pressure.

Naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes before releasing any remaining pressure and opening the lid.

For crispy skin…while pressure is releasing, preheat broiler to HIGH

Place potatoes on baking sheet, rub with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Broil 4-6 minutes until skins are crispy.

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