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Instant Pot Twice Baked Potatoes

Recipe developed by Amy + Jacky
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Learn how to make the Ultimate Instant Pot Twice Baked Potatoes (Pressure Cooker Twice Baked Potatoes)! These deluxe baked potatoes are loaded with creamy cheesy fluffy mashed potatoes & crispy bacon topped with melted cheese. A potato lover's delicious dream come true!
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes, instant pot potatoes, Instant Pot Twice Baked Potatoes, Ninja Foodi Twice Baked Potatoes, Pressure Cooker Twice Baked Potatoes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 660kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon , cut into crisp bits
  • 4 (1295g) russet potatoes (8.5” circumference) , poked, well-scrubbed & dried
  • Kosher salt & black pepper
  • ½ cup (96g) grated smoked cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup (96g) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 stalks (14g) green onions , sliced
  • ½ cup (125ml) sour cream , room temperature prefered
  • ¼ cup (63ml) whole milk
  • ¼ cup (56g) unsalted butter , room temperature prefered

Instructions

  • *Note: You can make this recipe with any Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.
    Crisp Bacon: You can crisp bacon with Instant Pot’s Saute Mode, Oven, or "Air Fryer" function of Instant Pot Duo Crisp.
    Option 1 - Duo Crisp Method - install the broiling tray on Air Fryer Basket. Layer 6 slices of bacon on the tray. Place 1 cup cold water and air fryer basket in Instant Pot Duo Crisp. Place the air fryer lid on Instant Pot. Press "Air Fry" button, set the temperature to 400°F and cooking time to 10 minutes.
    Option 2 - Oven Method: Place bacon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place it on the middle rack of a preheated 400°F oven. Bake bacon until crispy and golden-brown. Set a timer for roughly 18 - 20 minutes.
    Option 3 - Instant Pot Saute Method: Layer bacon slices in the inner pot. Press "Saute" button and adjust to "Saute Less". It takes roughly 10 - 12 minutes to crisp the bacon slices.
    Place crisped bacon on a paper towel to absorb any excess fat, then cut them into bacon bits.
  • Preparation: While the bacon is crisping, prepare the remaining ingredients. Scrub potatoes under running water, and poke holes throughout the potatoes with a fork.
  • Pressure Cook Potatoes: Clean and dry Instant Pot's inner pot. Add 1 cup (250ml) cold water, and a trivet or air fryer basket in Instant Pot. Place 4 potatoes on the trivet.
    Close lid, turn Venting Knob to Sealing position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 34 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
  • Cut Potatoes: Allow potatoes to cool to the touch. Use a paring knife to remove the top part of potatoes (see below photo). Use a small spoon to scoop out the inner flesh (leave about ¼ inch of potato flesh attached to the skin), then place them in a large mixing bowl.
  • Make Mashed Potato Filling: Add ¼ cup (56g) unsalted butter to the scooped potatoes, then mash with a potato masher. With a silicone spatula, mix in ½ cup (125ml) sour cream.
    *Pro Tip: Reserve about 2 tbsp cheese for later.
    Mix in grated mozzarella cheese, grated smoked cheddar cheese, finely sliced green onions, and bacon bits. Pour in ¼ cup (63ml) whole milk, then mix everything up with a spatula.
    Give it a taste and season with salt & black pepper (for reference, we added 2 - 2.5 pinches of salt).
    With a spoon, fill the hollowed potato shells with the yummy loaded mashed potato. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  • Twice Baked Potatoes:
    Option 1 - Twice Bake with Duo Crisp: Place the stuffed potatoes back in Instant Pot. Place the air fryer lid on Instant Pot Duo Crisp. Press "Air Fry" button, set the temperature to 400°F and cooking time to 8 minutes.
    Option 2 - Twice Bake with Oven: Place the stuffed potatoes on the top rack of the oven, then use the "Broil" function for a few minutes.

    Serve immediately & enjoy~

Notes

1) Use Freshly Grated Cheese: If possible, use freshly grated cheese because they taste better and has fewer additives than pre-shredded cheese.
2) Crisp Bacon in Duo Crisp: It takes roughly 8 - 10 minutes + preheat time to crisp the bacon. You can open the lid to check the progress.
3) Adjust Cooking Time Due to Potatoes’ Size: Since our potatoes are quite large (8.5" circumference), it'll take High Pressure for 34 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release to properly cook the potatoes. You may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly depending on the size of your potatoes.
4) Twice Bake with Duo Crisp: It takes roughly 6 - 8 minutes + preheat time. You can open the lid to check the progress on the Air Fryer Stuffing.
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Nutrition

Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 1510mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 829IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 3mg

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