Pressure Cooker Potatoes

Make these quick & easy Pressure Cooker Potatoes in 25 minutes! Shortcut to make Oven Baked Potatoes with a slight crisp skin. Cuts cooking time in half!

Make these quick & super easy Pressure Cooker Potatoes (Instant Pot Potatoes) in 35 minutes! Love Oven Baked Potatoes, but wish they didn’t take so long to make? These warm potatoes with a slight crisp skin are perfect for you!

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Potatoes to me is like candy to children. I’m obsessed with potatoes.

When I was in college, one of my favorite snacks to eat was Wendy’s baked potatoes. I was always torn between the Bacon Cheese Baked Potato and the Sour Cream Baked Potato. Those piping hot potatoes were super cheap, filling, and satisfying for my poor college tummy.

When we needed an easy and filling snack, I would always suggest making oven baked potatoes. We could easily finish a 20 lbs bag of potatoes with just the two of us. But when your tummy is growling, the 1+ hour baking in the oven seems like forever.

So, I was excited when we found this pressure cooker shortcut to make oven baked potatoes. It cuts short half the cooking time!

Make these quick & easy Pressure Cooker Potatoes in 25 minutes! Shortcut to make Oven Baked Potatoes with a slight crisp skin. Cuts cooking time in half!

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Ingredients for Pressure Cooker Potatoes

  • Medium russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper

Tools for Pressure Cooker Potatoes

  • Stainless Steel Steaming Rack Stand – We normally use the trivet that came with our Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. If you don’t have one, this budget option is quite popular among pressure cooker users.

Make these quick & easy Pressure Cooker Potatoes in 25 minutes! Shortcut to make Oven Baked Potatoes with a slight crisp skin. Cuts cooking time in half!

Tips for Pressure Cooker Potatoes

  • Poke the Potatoes: It’s important to poke the potatoes’ skin prior to pressure cooking. This prevents the potatoes from bursting by allowing the steam to escape from the cooking potato.
  • If you’re looking for more Pressure Cooker Potatoes Recipes, you may also enjoy our Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes.

Now it’s YOUR turn to take out your pressure cooker and make some Pressure Cooker Potatoes!

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Make these quick & easy Pressure Cooker Potatoes in 35 minutes! Shortcut to make Oven Baked Potatoes with a slight crisp skin. Cuts cooking time in half!
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Quick, Side Dish, Snack, Super Easy
Cuisine: World
Serving: 2 - 4
Ingredients
  • 4 – 8 medium russet potatoes (roughly 9 oz (250g) each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare the Potatoes: Clean the potatoes under running tap water. Poke holes throughout the potatoes with a fork.
  2. Pressure Cook the Potatoes: Place 1 cup of cold running tap water and a trivet into the pressure cooker. Place the potatoes on top of the trivet. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 12 minutes + 10 minutes Quick Release for medium russet potatoes. Adjust your time from 10 minutes (small) to 20 minutes (extra-large) depending on the size of your potatoes. After pressure cooking cycle, wait 10 minutes and turn the venting knob to the venting position to release the remaining pressure. Open the lid carefully.
  3. (Optional Step) Preheat Oven: While the potatoes are cooking in the pressure cooker, preheat the oven to 400F.
  4. (Optional Step) Bake in the Oven: Coat the cooked potatoes’ skin with olive oil and place them on a baking tray. Season the skin with kosher salt and ground black pepper. Place potatoes with the baking tray in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes to crisp up the skin.
  5. Serve: Serve piping hot with unsalted butter, kosher salt, and more ground black pepper.
Make these quick & easy Pressure Cooker Potatoes in 25 minutes! Shortcut to make Oven Baked Potatoes with a slight crisp skin. Cuts cooking time in half!

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Anthony
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Anthony

I have no trivet… could you make potatoes without it?….

Teresa Reese
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Teresa Reese

I have tried several of your recipes, following your instructions and not putting my own spin on things. Each of your recipes has been fantastic. Thank you for helping me get comfortable with my pressure cooker!

Gill
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Gill

Hi, I love your recipes! I’ll find something that I would like to cook on the internet and then go to your site to find so mm etching similar. I trust you both. I need help with cooking one extra large Russet potato. My last trial was to cook on trivet with a cup of water for 20min and realease after 10. The potato was hard in the center. Help. Gill

Lori
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Lori

Just received an Instant Pot as a Christmas gift. Can’t wait to try your recipes. How about twice baked potatoes. Do you think that it could be done in the Instant Pot?

Connie Sturgess
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Connie Sturgess

I did one med/large russet potato for 16 minutes, then 10 minutes in the oven. Perfect and delicious! Thanks for the precise instructions!

Wendy & Mark
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Wendy & Mark

We’ve used your recipe on a few occasions now, and 20 minutes plus 10 minutes in a preheated oven is perfect. Saves substantial time for werknight meals. Thank you. We still haven’t used the ‘steam’ function on the Instant Pot yet (8 litre/quart). I was wondering if you could put steamed baby new potatoes on your consider list now they are in season. I was going to try a butter, garlic and herb mixture but think it would be overkill in a steam basket? Any thoughts? I guess I’m still not comfortablr to experiment yet. Thanks for your hard work.… Read more »

Dori
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Dori

I’m a brand new IP user and just tried your recipe for baked potatoes. I got the burn message after just 5 minutes. I added two cups more water, and set it to cook again. I got the burn message again after a few minutes, but my potatoes were perfect and delicious. Is it possible to put too much water in the IP? Would it be OK to start with 2 cups of water?
P.S. LOVE your site! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

Grandma
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Grandma

I cook potatoes frequently in my instant pot but decided that your idea of a brief trip in the oven would be a good idea. But to make things a little quicker I use my air fryer to do the crisping

Angela
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Angela

I made baked potatoes using this repice tonight. I cooked 5 med size. They turned out perfect…

Ian
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Ian

Hi both,can I cook hard boiled eggs in the pressure king pro,if so how.also the jacket potatoes in the pressure cooker will thay be completely cooked through . hope you can help xxx

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