The fastest and best way to make a fluffy baked potato is by cooking it in the Instant Pot! This recipe uses Idaho potatoes to make perfectly baked buttery potatoes! Includes time chart for all sizes of potatoes!
Instant Pot Baked Potatoes
I just love baked potatoes, but sometimes I need them extra fast! Microwave baked potatoes? No thanks! Next time try making them in the Instant Pot for the most buttery, fluffy baked potatoes. Btw, have lots of extra time? Try my Crockpot Baked Potatoes too!
The key to perfect creamy baked potatoes is knowing the time to cook them for in the Instant Pot. Below I will give you the chart for every size potato (based on ounces), so you know exactly how long to cook them for!
How long to cook potatoes for in Instant Pot?
Cook time depends on the size of the potatoes, here is the time chart for cooking them in the Instant Pot:
Small Potatoes (4-5 ounces) – 12 minutes
Medium Potatoes (6-7 ounces) – 14 minutes
Large Potatoes (8-10 ounces) – 16 minutes
Extra Large Potatoes (11-12 ounces) – 19 minutes
Extra Extra Large Potatoes (13-14 ounces) – 20 minutes
How to Make Baked Potatoes in Instant Pot:
Poke holes all over the potatoes using a fork.
Add the trivet to the bottom of the Instant Pot. This is a basic accessory that comes with the Instant Pot. Pour water on the bottom.
You need to use the trivet or the potatoes will end up very soggy!
Add potatoes on the rack. If you have to many potatoes to lay flat, you can stack them on top of each other, that’s totally ok!
Close the lid, set the valve to sealing and pressure cook based on size of the potatoes (see chart above and in recipe card below). I was cooking some extra large potatoes so 19 minutes was our time.
Let the pressure release naturally, this takes about 10-15 minutes. When done, open the lid and check out these fluffy baked potatoes! A fork slides into them easily!
Serve with your favorite toppings (butter (that’s my fav), sour cream, bacon, cheese, parsley, chives or salt). Enjoy!
How to Store Leftovers and Reheat:
If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. You can reheat them in the microwave (1-2 minutes) or oven (400 degrees F, about 20-25 minutes or until warm).
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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes (20 minutes)Print
- 4 large Idaho or Russet Potatoes cleaned
- 1 cup water
- Using a fork, poke holes into the potatoes all over.
- Add the trivet to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Pour in water.
- Add potatoes onto the rack. If the potatoes have to go on top of each other, that's ok!
- Close and lock the lid, and set the valve to the sealing position. Select HIGH pressure, setting timer for the correct minutes based on the size of the potatoes:Small Potatoes (4-5 ounces) – 12 minutesMedium Potatoes (6-7 ounces) – 14 minutesLarge Potatoes (8-10 ounces) – 16 minutesExtra Large Potatoes (10-12 ounces) – 19 minutesExtra Extra Large Potatoes (13-14 ounces) – 20 minutes
- Once time is up, let the pressure release naturally – about 10-15 minutes. Then switch to the quick release position to release any remaining pressure. Once the float valve drops down, open the lid, careful of steam coming up.
- Serve baked potatoes with your favorite toppings (butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese, parsley, chives or salt!). Enjoy! If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. You can reheat them in the microwave (1-2 minutes) or oven (400 degrees F, 20-25 minutes).