Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are done in a fraction of the time as traditional baked potatoes, and are the creamiest baked potatoes you will ever eat!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot baked potatoes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
natural release 7 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 potatoes
Calories 165 kcal


  • 4 medium potatoes, about 6 ounces
  • 1 cup water
  • olive oil, optional
  • salt, optional


  1. Clean the potatoes, removing any dirt from the skin. Poke each potato about 5 times with a fork.

  2. Add 1 cup of water to the instant pot. Place steamer rack on the bottom of the pot. Add potatoes on top of the rack. Close the lid and seal the valve on the lid. Set pot on manual/high pressure, then set time for 13 minutes. When time is up, allow the pressure to naturally release (do not flip the valve) for 7 minutes. When time is up, release the rest of the pressure by flipping the valve. Carefully open and remove potatoes. Serve as is, or see next step* to crisp skins (optional)

  3. *Set oven on broil setting. Place potatoes on a baking sheet, and lightly spray with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place in oven. Cook about 3-5 minutes, or until skin has desired crispness. Carefully remove, and serve with desired toppings. 

Recipe Notes

Potato cooking time will vary depending on size. Try to find potatoes that are all around the same size (6 ounces/medium). If potatoes are larger, add a few more minutes to cooking time. If potatoes are smaller, reduce time a few minutes.