Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are a fluffy and delicious addition to any meal. This simple recipe will guide you every step of the way to help you achieve the ultimate spud in your Instant Pot!

We like to pair these with Chef Eric’s Herb Butter Basted Steak in the Air Fryer or Debbie’s Sirloin Tip Roast in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Who doesn’t love a classic?

Baked Potatoes, or Jacket Potatoes as some of our friends reading from the United Kingdom call them, are a delicious and easy-to-make dish.

With their crispy skin and warm fluffy interior, these highly customizable spuds really shine when you explore all the topping options to your meal truly yours!

Often treated as sides, we’ve always found Baked Potatoes to be so filling and scrumptious that we often treat them as the star of dinner and we’ll have them as a meal!

In this day and age, it can be hard to find the time to put together any meal, much less something that takes upwards of 90 minutes to prepare!

Thankfully, my guide is going to help you create delicious, crispy and fluffy baked potatoes in only 35 minutes with the help of your Instant Pot!

As always, you can count on Home Pressure Cooking to offer the most comprehensive and detailed recipe guides on the internet to make sure there are no guessing games when it comes to your food!

What You Need To Make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are mostly based on your topping preferences.

In fact, the only required ingredients are some russet potatoes, two tablespoons of olive oil, and a cup of water!

For your equipment, you’ll need your Instant Pot, a trivet, a large mixing bowl, a fork, a knife, some tongs, and a cutting board if you’re going to be chopping up some of your ingredients.

As a note, we used the Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 6 Qt. and cooked four potatoes at once!

A picture of all the ingredients needed for making Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot. This includes the potatoes, some chives, a cup of shredded cheese, a cup of bacon bits, a cup of salt and pepper, some sour cream, and a bottle of extra virgin olive oil. Also pictures are a small cutting board and a 6 Qt. Instant Pot Duo Nova.

Making The Perfect Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Wash your potatoes under cool water and then place them on a paper towel.

Use a fork to pierce the skin of each potato about 6-8 times to allow steam to escape during the cooking process.

Place your potatoes in a large mixing bowl and coat them in two tablespoons of olive oil. (Optional: Season the potatoes using Salt and Pepper to taste.)

Four potatoes in a large mixing bowl that are coated in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Place your trivet in the bottom of your Instant Pot.

Add one cup of water to your Instant Pot.

Place your potatoes in the Instant Pot.

Four potatoes being placed in the bottom of a Instant Pot as they are preparing to cook.

Secure the lid of your Instant Pot.

Activate the Pressure Cooking Setting on High. This will take 12-15 minutes, we opt for the full 15 minutes.

A Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 6 Qt. Pressure Cooker that has been set to the high setting with a timer of 12 minutes.

While the pressure is building in your pressure cooker, take time to prepare your toppings.

For bacon, you can use store bought bits or cook and chop your own.

For chives, mince or chop them using a cutting board and safe knife practices.

Chives being minced on a small cutting board with a beautiful galaxy themed knife.

Once the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally.

If you’re in a hurry, you can manually release the pressure but this will likely lead to less desirable results.

After the pressure is released, remove the lid from your Instant Pot.

Use tongs to safely move the potatoes from the Instant Pot to a plate.

Cut the potatoes open with a steak knife while being careful of escaping steam.

Use your fork to fluff the inside of the potato by stabbing and twisting.

Add your toppings as desired.

Serve and enjoy!

A freshly cooked baked potato made in the Instant Pot Duo Nova, topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, and chives.

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A recipe card graphic that shows two images. The top image is of four potatoes being loaded into an Instant Pot Duo, while the second image is a finished Loaded Baked Potato topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, and chives. They are separated by text that reads "Loaded Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot Duo"
A loaded baked potato topped with cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, and chopped chives resting on a small white plate.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Samantha
How to make fluffy baked potatoes in the Instant Pot.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Pressure Release 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, potatoes, side
Cuisine Comfort, Vegetarian
Servings 4 people
Calories 168 kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting Board (Optional for Chopping Toppings)
  • Fork
  • Knife
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Tongs
  • Trivet

Ingredients
  

Required Ingredients

  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

Optional Ingredients

  • Bacon Bits
  • Butter
  • Chives Chopped or Minced
  • Pepper
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Salt
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream

Instructions
 

  • Gather your ingredients.
    A picture of all the ingredients needed for making Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot. This includes the potatoes, some chives, a cup of shredded cheese, a cup of bacon bits, a cup of salt and pepper, some sour cream, and a bottle of extra virgin olive oil. Also pictures are a small cutting board and a 6 Qt. Instant Pot Duo Nova.
  • Wash potatoes with cool water.
  • Use a fork to piece the skin of each potato 6-8 times.
  • Place potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Coat with 2 tbsp of Olive Oil.
    Four potatoes in a large mixing bowl that are coated in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • (Optional) Season with Salt and Pepper.
  • Place Trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker.
  • Add a cup of water to the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker.
  • Place potatoes inside of the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker.
    Four potatoes being placed in the bottom of a Instant Pot as they are preparing to cook.
  • Secure the lid on the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker.
  • Set Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker to the Pressure Cook Setting on High for 12-15 minutes.
    A Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 6 Qt. Pressure Cooker that has been set to the high setting with a timer of 12 minutes.
  • (Optional) While the pressure is building, prepare toppings such as cooking bacon or chopping chives.
    Chives being minced on a small cutting board with a beautiful galaxy themed knife.
  • Once the timer is up, allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • (Optional) If you're in a rush, you can release the pressure manually but this is more likely to lead to undesirable results.
  • Use tongs to remove the potatoes from the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker and put them on a plate.
  • Cut the potatoes open with a steak knife. Be careful of escaping steam.
  • Use a fork to fluff the inside of the potato by stabbing and twisting the insides.
  • Add toppings as desired.
    A loaded baked potato topped with cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, and chopped chives resting on a small white plate.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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