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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are so much faster and fluffier than baking them in the oven! Make your baked potatoes in your Instant Pot once and you’ll never turn back!

fluffy baked potato made in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Did you know that you could bake potatoes in the Instant Pot? It’s true! Instant pot baked potatoes taste great and (as you probably guessed) take less time than cooking in your oven.

Unlike other baked potato methods, this one is easier too! There’s no need to poke holes in your potato, to smother in olive oil and salt, or to wrap in foil. Just scrub and toss them in. Doesn’t this fast and easy Instant Pot baked potatoes recipe already sound awesome?

I love baked potatoes. They’re such a great side dish to a BBQ, or when served alongside soup or salad. With the right toppings and decent sized potato, they become an entire meal too. They’re so versatile, comforting, fluffy, and delicious.

Everything you need to make Baked Potato in Instant Pot

  • Water
  • Cleaned Potatoes: scrub, scrub, scrub! Especially if you plan on eating those skins!
  • Trivet: This is the metal rack that comes with your Instant Pot that will keep the potatoes out of the water. 
Loaded baked potato with bacon and chives

How to Make Baked Potatoes in Instant Pot

Making baked potatoes in the Instant Pot has got to be one of the easiest ‘recipes’ you will ever make. Perfect for beginners, or even experts! I overall just love how I don’t have to heat up my house with the oven for over an hour (and pay that utility bill! (I would say gas bill, but we have a propane tank..sooo? 😉 ), and you set it and forget it! Seriously, no way to mess these up!

All you’ll do is place your squeaky clean potatoes on the trivet in your Instant Pot that has been filled with 1 1/2 cups of water.. Wow, that was a very complicated way of saying that. Let’s try again! 1 1/2 cups of water goes into your Instant Pot, trivet goes in next and then your squeaky clean potatoes go in after that!

As for the cook time, it is important to note that when cooking with the Instant Pot, quantity inside of the pot won’t change the cook time. So one potato or 6 potatoes will have the same cook time. We will cook the potatoes for 20 minutes on high pressure with a full NPR, or natural pressure release. Basically, let the pin drop on its own. This will take about 15 minutes.  

Boom-shakalaka, we are done! (Wow, can you tell I’ve been cooped up in my house for over 2 weeks? HA!)

How long to cook baked potatoes in instant pot?

I like to cook mine for 20 minutes on high pressure and then let them do a full natural pressure release.

fluffy baked potato made in the Instant Pot with butter

Instant Pot Baked Potato Toppings Ideas

There are so many different topping choices for baked potatoes that it’s impossible to name them all. That said, here are a few tried and true favorites and ideas. Greek yogurt, sour cream, chopped green onion, broccoli, cheese, shredded bbq chicken, crumbled bacon, and chili.

Can Instant Pot Baked Potatoes be prepped ahead of time?

Yes, you can! One of the best things about baked potatoes is that you can fully cook, cool, and then reheat as needed! Another awesome tip is to keep all leftover baked potatoes in the fridge overnight and shred on a cheesegrater in the morning for easy homemade hashbrowns that taste like restaurant made.

pin image for baked potatoes in the Instant Pot

Baked Potatoes Instant Pot Storage and Reheating

If you have leftover baked potatoes cooked in an Instant Pot, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to four days. It’s important to let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container or wrapped in foil.
When reheating, you can use the Instant Pot’s “Steam” function to reheat the potatoes quickly and easily. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water. Place the potatoes on top of the trivet and close the lid. Select the “Steam” button and set the timer for 2-3 minutes. Once the timer goes off, release the pressure manually by turning the valve to the venting position. Carefully remove the potatoes from the Instant Pot and enjoy!

Baked Potato Instant Pot FAQs

Do you have to use your trivet for Baked Potatoes in Instant Pot?

While using a trivet is not strictly necessary when cooking baked potatoes in an Instant Pot, it is recommended to use one to prevent the potatoes from sitting in the water and becoming waterlogged or mushy.

Does water need to be added to the bottom of the Instant Pot?

Yes, in order for the Instant Pot to work, water needs to be in the bottom to create steam which will seal the Instant Pot and bring it to pressure.

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Baked Potatoes Instant Pot Recipe

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are so much faster and fluffier than baking them in the oven! Make your baked potatoes in your Instant Pot once and you'll never turn back!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 medium potatoes


  • Wash and scrub potatoes
  • Add 1 1/2 cups water to your Instant Pot.
  • Place the trivet in the pot.
  • Stack your potatoes on the trivet.
  • Cook for 20 min HP with a full NPR.
  • When the pin drops, remove the lid and carefully remove the potatoes, they will be hot!!


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 880mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 7mg
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  1. Tried this method and it did not work. My potatoes were still hard, I put them in for 10 more minutes and were still not done. Had to end up putting them in the oven.

  2. Hi Dee- how big were your potatoes?? I do this on a weekly basis and they always come out perfect for me! I usually use medium sized potatoes, ones that easily fit in my hand.