Since discovering the Instant Pot, cooking has become less of a struggle for me...it's just easier. I thought I would share my tips on How to Cook Easy Instant Pot Baked Potatoes with you because, honestly...they are the best baked potatoes I have ever had! No muss, no fuss!
If you are interested in purchasing an Instant Pot of your own, you can find the one that I have HERE!
Check out the short video I put together below showing just how easy it is too!
Instant Pot Baked Potatoes VIDEO
How to Cook Instant Pot Baked Potatoes
Step 1 - Start by cleaning up to 6 baking potatoes.
Step 2 - Poke several holes in each potato.
Step 3 - Place the steaming rack in the Instant Pot. If you don't own a steaming rack, you can purchase one HERE.
Step 4 - Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot.
Step 5 - Place the potatoes in the Instant Pot.
Step 6 - Place the lid on the Instant Pot and lock it in place. Be sure the pressure valve is sealed.
Step 7 - Press the Manual button and set the timer to 20 minutes for medium sized potatoes and 30 minutes for large potatoes. The pressure will start to build inside, and once it has, the timer will begin to countdown.
Step 8 - Set the pressure valve to quick release and stand back so the steam doesn't hit your face. It is VERY HOT.
Step 9 - Remove the potatoes and serve immediately.
The baked potatoes come out perfect every single time, and have quickly become one of our family favorites!
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PRINTABLE INSTANT POT COOKING TIMES CHART
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INSTANT POT RECIPES
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I just have a question regarding your baked potatoes. You said set the vent to Steam. Do you mean leave the pressure valve open? Then pressure won't build up. Your next instruction talked about the pressure building so I'm a little confused. I'm new at this IP business. Thanks.
Hi, Tait! I know it can be confusing, and I try the best I can to explain it plainly. You want the vent closed during cooking for sure, and you only want to vent it at the end. Hope this helps!
Joanna Darden says
I AM SO GLAD YOU ASKED THAT BECAUSE MY POT ONLY HAS A SEALING AND VENTING AND I WASN'T FOR SURE WHAT TO DO EITHER. NEW TO ALL OF THIS!
She meant to say set it to “Sealing,” not “steam.” ????
what is IP pot and where can I buy one
Hi, Maria! IP is short for Instant Pot, which is a brand of electric pressure cooker. You can buy them at some stores, or online here -->
Hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions! ~Jess
I haven't tried it yet but sounds intriguing. Mostly because I was always under the impression that baked and cooked potatoes are different and taste very different. That baked potatoes have a very distinct texture, while cooked ones are kind of gummy. I understand that you are excited about the speed and the consistency but would you care to comment on the texture?
I have tried baked potatoes in the Instant Pot and mine definitely were not gummy. They are light and fluffy. I won't make them any other way in the future. Just try one and see what you think.
Richard Craig says
Long before the days of I P, my Mother would cook potatoes for the Family meal may times, there were 7 of us kids, Mother cooked them in the Pressure Cooker that she used for canning, there is something special about fresh dug Red Potatoes cooked in a Pressure Pot,, with butter & fried Bacon crumbled on top, The Beauty of a IP is U can set it and forget it, Not so with pressure cooker on burner on your stove, Being able to set it and forget it is Very Important for Us Senior Citizens, If U have a Regular Pressure pot on the stove & forget it, U MAY HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
Pam Deblanc says
Too bad you don't give a recipe print out after all that explaination
It's very easy to copy (highlight) the recipe and then paste it into a new email. I use Gmail, don't know about others, but Gmail copies perfectly, with formatting and all.
I use Gmail for my filing system now, as you can find anything with sut a one word search, OR, you could put all your recipes into a folder.
Old lady says
I set up account in Pinterest, then created folders for each heading (main dishes, breakfast, desserts etc). Even separated IP & air fryer from oven/stove recipes.
That's amazing...I've done the same thing! It makes searching for recipes that you have saved so much easier!
Linda E says
I use Copy Me That for all the recipes I find online and have over 500 now with tags that make it easy to find certain types of recipes. Absolutely love it. This baked potato recipe instructions worked fine. :)
I had never heard of Copy Me...I'll check it out! Thanks so much!
PAM VAN NORMAN says
CAN YOU DO AS LITTLE AS 2-3 POTATOES IN TE 6QT IP?
Trying to decide if I want to get one for the two of us.
I like the outside of my potato with kosher salt. Can I still coat with butter and salt, wrap in tin foil and then cook in the pot? Do I need to increase cooking time due to foil wrap?
I'm not sure about the foil, but it's worth a try!
Yes. You can use fork poke holes then rub with oil and roll in salt put on tack and cook. They come out so good.
Sylvia S Vaughn says
I'd like air fryer recipes.I have a new CHEFMAN AIR FRYER.w/rotisserie. I'd appreciate. [email protected]
Hi, Sylvia! Are you signed up for my emails? There is a place to subscribe on my home page, mom4real.com if you haven't signed up. Any time I add a new recipe, it goes out via email. Also, here is the link to air fryer recipes I've shared so far...there are tons more to come!
Margie Lantz says
I just bought a Mini Duo (3quart) instant pot and I so far have loved it. My question is how do the recipes I find here and all over pinterest transfer to my smaller pot? Obviously the larger amounts of ingredients in some recipes won't all fit so I'm not talking about those.. but the simple stuff. Two potatoes, for example instead of six or half as many boiled eggs perhaps. I'm sure I don't need the larger pot for just hubby and I, but I need to know how to figure for the smaller size... Thanks for any advice.
Donna Little says
I made the Instant Pot Baked Potatoes with your instructions and they came out perfectly. This will be my method going forward. Thanks!
I do sweet potatoes, or yams, the same way, except I wrap them in foil & then put them in. Delicious!!