Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

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Learn how to make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes! Super easy way to make creamy & fluffy Instant Pot potatoes using our Tested Time Chart developed from our experiments. A simple yet delicious side dish or snack. 

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Potatoes come in a wide range of sizes. This factor greatly affects how much pressure cooking time is needed to perfectly cook potatoes in Instant Pot.

Just like our Sweet Potatoes Recipe, we want to take the guesswork out for you by creating an accurate Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Time Chart! This way, you can consistently cook perfect baked potatoes in Instant Pot every time.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Experiment

We bought a huge batch of russet potatoes in different sizes and weights. The potatoes are 7.5″ – 11″ in circumference & weigh between 193g – 708g.

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How to measure the circumference of your potatoes with measuring tape:

small russet potato
Our smallest Russet Potato
large russet potato
Our biggest Russet Potato

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Instant Pot Potatoes Experiment Results:

Here are some of the results from our Instant Pot Potatoes experiment:

instant pot potatoes experiment

How long to cook Baked Potatoes in Instant Pot:

From our experiments using 1 cup (250ml) cold water with potatoes on a trivet in Instant Pot, here are the best cooking times for cooking baked potatoes in Instant Pot:

  • 7.5″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 28 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes
  • 8″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 31 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
  • 8.5″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 34 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
  • 9″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 37 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
  • 10″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 43 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
  • 10.5″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 46 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
  • 11″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 49 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 

*Note: If you’re cooking a big batch or pot full of potatoes in Instant Pot, it’ll take a longer time to “Get Up to Pressure”, so you’ll need to reduce the pressure cooking time accordingly.

Let’s Make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes!


Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

First, let’s prepare the ingredients for cooking Potatoes in Instant Pot! 🙂

*Pro Tip: Since the best cooking time differs depending on the potato’s size, try to use potatoes that have a more uniform shape & closest in size when possible. This yields the best results because the potatoes can cook more evenly & be done cooking at roughly the same time.

baked potatoes ingredients

Step 1

Prepare Potatoes


First, scrub the potatoes thoroughly under cold running water, and poke deep holes all over the potatoes with a fork.

*Pro Tip: It’s important to poke the potatoes’ skin before pressure cooking! This step prevents the potatoes from bursting because the steam can escape from the cooking potatoes.

poke holes in potatoes

Step 2

Pressure Cook Potatoes


Now, add 1 cup (250ml) of cold water, and a trivet in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

add water and steamer basket

Then, place the 4 potatoes on the trivet.

baked potatoes in Instant Pot

Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

*Baked Potatoes Pressure Cooking Time Chart: Choose the best pressure cooking time base on your potatoes’ size:

  • 7.5″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 28 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes
  • 8″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 31 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
  • 8.5″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 34 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
  • 9″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 37 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
  • 10″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 43 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
  • 10.5″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 46 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
  • 11″ Potatoes – High Pressure for 49 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 

*Note: If you’re cooking a big batch or pot full of potatoes in Instant Pot, it’ll take a longer time to “Get Up to Pressure”, so you’ll need to reduce the pressure cooking time accordingly.

After 10 minutes of natural releasing, carefully turn the Venting Knob to Venting Position to release the pressure.

Once the Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

pressure cooker baked potatoes

Step 3

Optional – Crisp Baked Potatoes


*Note: If you want to have crisp baked potatoes, crisp up the skin with Air Fryer Lids, Air Fryer, or Oven.

First, coat the cooked potatoes’ skin with olive oil, then season with kosher salt and ground black pepper. 

Option 1 – Crisp Potatoes with Air Fryer Lid

*Note: You can follow these instructions if you have the Instant Pot Duo Crisp, Instant Pot Pro Crisp, or Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid.

Place the air fryer lid on Instant Pot.

  • Air Frying Method: Press “Air Fry” button, set the temperature to 400°F and cooking time to 8 minutes.

*Pro Tip: It takes roughly 6 – 8 minutes + preheat time. You can open the lid to check the progress of the Air Fryer Baked Potatoes.

air fryer lid 400F

Option 2 – Crisp Potatoes with Oven

Place the potatoes on a baking tray, then on the top rack of the oven.

Then, use the “Broil” function for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.

Step 4

Serve Instant Pot Baked Potatoes


Slice the potatoes from one end to the other end.

Finally, sprinkle your favorite toppings on your Instant Pot Baked Potatoes – such as unsalted butter, sour cream, grated mozzarella cheese, grated smoked cheddar cheese, finely sliced green onions, bacon bits, salt & ground black pepper. Serve & enjoy!

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*Pro Tip: If you want to kick your Instant Pot Baked Potatoes up a notch, you must try these Twice Baked Potatoes!! 😀

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Enjoy these tasty Instant Pot Baked Potatoes!

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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Super easy way to make creamy & fluffy Instant Pot Baked Potatoes using our Tested Time Chart developed from our Instant Pot potatoes experiment. A simple yet delicious side dish or snack.
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Servings 2 - 4
Total Time 45 mins
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Ingredients

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Instructions 

  • Prepare Potatoes: Scrub the potatoes thoroughly under cold running water, and poke deep holes all over the potatoes with a fork.
    *Pro Tip: Poking the potatoes' skin before pressure cooking prevents the potatoes from bursting. It allows the steam to escape from the cooking potatoes.
    poke holes in potatoes
  • Pressure Cook Potatoes: Add 1 cup (250ml) of cold water, and a trivet in Instant Pot. Then, place the 4 potatoes on the trivet. Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.
    *Pressure Cooking Time Chart: Choose the best pressure cooking time base on your potatoes' size:
    7.5" Potatoes - High Pressure for 28 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes
    8" Potatoes - High Pressure for 31 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
    8.5" Potatoes - High Pressure for 34 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
    9" Potatoes - High Pressure for 37 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
    10" Potatoes - High Pressure for 43 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
    10.5" Potatoes - High Pressure for 46 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
    11" Potatoes - High Pressure for 49 minutes + Natural Release for 10 minutes 
    *Note: If you're cooking a big batch or pot full of potatoes in Instant Pot, it'll take a longer time to "Get Up to Pressure", so you'll need to reduce the pressure cooking time accordingly.
    Open the lid carefully.
    baked potatoes in Instant Pot
  • Optional - Crisp Potatoes: Coat the cooked potatoes’ skin with olive oil, then season with kosher salt and ground black pepper. 
    Option 1 - Air Fryer Lid: Place the air fryer lid on Instant Pot. Press “Air Fry” button, set the Temperature to 400°F and Cooking Time to 8 minutes.
    Option 2 - Oven: Place the potatoes on a baking tray, then on the top rack of the oven. Use the "Broil" function for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.
  • Serve: Slice the potatoes from one end to the other end. Sprinkle your favorite toppings on baked potatoes - unsalted butter, sour cream, grated mozzarella cheese, grated cheddar cheese, finely sliced green onions, bacon bits, salt & ground black pepper. Serve & enjoy~
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Notes

*Picking Potatoes: Since the best cooking time depends on the potatoes' sizes, try to use potatoes that have a more uniform shape & closest in size when possible. This ensures the potatoes cook more evenly & be done cooking at roughly the same time.
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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 223kcal
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: World
Keyword: baked potatoes in instant pot, baked potatoes instant pot, instant pot baked potatoes, instant pot potatoes, pressure cooker baked potatoes

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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