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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Here’s how to make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes that are cooked through with the perfect texture. This recipe is so easy and great for busy weeknights. Serve your baked potatoes as a side dish or even as a main dish. Baked potatoes are naturally vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


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  • 1 cup water
  • 48 large Russet potatoes, scrubbed and patted dry


  1. Place the trivet inside of a 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot.
  2. Pour in the water and add the potatoes on top. 
  3. Lock on the lid and set the time to 20 minutes at high pressure.
  4. Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes. Then, release the remaining pressure and remove the lid.
  5. Use tongs to remove the potatoes. Serve warm.


  1. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  2. Here are cooking times for other sizes of Russet potatoes (baby: 7 minutes; small: 10 minutes; medium: 15 minutes; large (the most common size): 20 minutes; extra-large: 25 minutes)
  3. You don’t need to worry about pricking holes in your potatoes before cooking.

Keywords: pressure cooker potatoes, instant pot russet potato, instant pot potato