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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are qua quick and easy recipe for light and buttery baked potatoes that come out wonderfully cooked every time! Enjoy with a bit of homemade guacamole or alongside my favorite burger.


  • 48 potatoes, scrubbed clean


  1. Add 1 cup of room temperature or cold water and the trivet to the Instant Pot. (If you have an 8 quart Instant Pot, add 1 ½ cups water).
  2. Poke the potatoes at least twice with a fork or a knife to allow steam to escape while cooking.
  3. Place the potatoes on the trivet, place the lid on the Instant Pot, and set the pressure valve to “sealing.”
  4. Cook on high pressure for 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of your potato (see my notes below).
  5. When the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally.


The cook time depends on the size of the potato. Use this guide to help determine how long to cook your potato in the Instant Pot:

  1. Small Potatoes (2” or less in diameter, or 4-5 ounces): 10 minutes cook time
  2. Medium Potatoes (2-3” in diameter, or 6-7 ounces): 12 minutes cook time
  3. Large Potato (3-4” in diameter, or 8-10 ounces): 16 minutes cook time
  4. Extra Large Potato (4-4.5” in diameter, or 11-13 ounces): 20 minutes cook time