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This Instant Pot Baked Potatoes recipe is one of the quick and easy recipe for making perfectly cooked, fork tender, fluffy potatoes every time in a pressure cooker. 

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes




Cooking potatoes in a Instant Pot is one of my go to recipes for making perfect potatoes, extremely efficient, and consistent results, this recipe is always in great demand in my family.

Now, I can make these yummy, creamy and fluffy baked potatoes anytime. If you are looking for perfectly cooked, fork tender, fluffy, creamy potatoes, then this is the only recipe you will need.

Instant Pot potatoes are cooked in a fraction of a time, as compared to potatoes baked in an oven. The other difference that I see is the outer skin of potatoes is more moist and soft, as compared to crispy when baked in an oven.

If you like potatoes with crispy outer skin, all you need to do is to put these Instant Pot baked potatoes, under broiler for a couple of minutes for crunchy, crispy skin. Many a times I use these baked potatoes in some other recipes, where I remove the outer skin. So it does not really bother me, as long as the potatoes are cooked to perfection 😊


Instant Pot Baked Potatoes




There are few things that one must keep in mind while cooking these potatoes. Potatoes come in different sizes, from small, medium, large to x-large. Depending upon the size of the potato the cooking time will vary.

When cooking potatoes in the Instant Pot, I  pick the ones with almost the same size, and leave the rest for the next time. That way I am assured that potatoes will cook in the time set in Instant Pot, without potatoes being over done.

Now, depending upon the size of the potatoes, cooking time will vary from around 9-18 mins. For small size potatoes I cook for 9 mins, for medium size potatoes it takes around 12 mins, for large size potatoes cook time will be around 15 mins and for x-large around 18 mins.

After you have picked batch of potatoes, it’s time to cook potatoes. Wash the potatoes, fill the inner pot of Instant Pot with a cup of water, place a trivet and add potatoes. Set Instant Pot to Manual /Pressure cook mode (high) and set the time, depending upon the size of the potatoes. It’s that simple. 

Let pressure release naturally, around 10 mins. Remove the potatoes and use them in your favorite recipe. Enjoy!


Instant Pot Baked Potatoes



I have also tried cooking potatoes by making it in halves, this reduces the cook time to almost half. You can cook whole potatoes or cut them into half. If I am making mashed potatoes I normally cut the potatoes in half, that way it reduces the cooking time and saves some electricity too 😊




**Set Instant Pot to Manual / Pressure cook mode (high) –min
**Natural Pressure Release
**I am using russet potatoes in the recipe


(5-6 oz)


(7-9 oz)


(10-12 oz)


(13 oz or larger)

Cooking Time Whole Halved Whole Halved Whole Halved Whole halved
minutes 9 5 12 6 15 8 18 9


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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

This Instant Pot Baked Potatoes recipe is one of the quick and easy recipe for making perfectly cooked, fork tender, fluffy potatoes every time in a pressure cooker. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword potatoes, baked potatoes, instant pot, instant pot potatoes, instant pot recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jyoti Behrani


  • 4 medium size (7-9 oz) russet potatoes
  • 1 cup water

Optional Ingredients:

  • oil
  • salt
  • coarsely crushed black peppercones / black pepper powder
  • sour cream or thick yogurt
  • fresh cilantro


Instructions for Instant Pot Cooking:

  • Wash the potatoes.
    Note: No need to prick the potatoes.
  • Turn on Instant Pot to Manual / Pressure cook mode (high) for 12 min.
  • Add water, place a trivet, add potatoes. Close the Instant Pot, vent sealed.
  • Let pressure release naturally, around 10 mins. Open the Instant Pot, remove the potatoes.
  • Potatoes are now ready to be used into your favorite dish. Enjoy!


  • Turn on oven, preheat to broil.
  • Place the potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle some oil, salt.
  • Broil the potatoes for 4-5 mins or until lightly brown in color.
  • Remove from the oven. Sprinkle some black pepper, dollop of sour cream or yogurt. Garnish with some fresh cilantro. Enjoy!


  1. Please use the cooking guide as mentioned earlier in the post. Adjust timing according to the size of the potato.
  2. No need to prick the potatoes.
  3. If cooking in large quantity, add an extra cup of water. The cooking time remains the same regardless, depending upon the size of the potatoes as discussed earlier in the post.


Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Jyoti Behrani

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, my journey Living Smart and Healthy! Cook with me easy and authentic Indian food and around the globe. Will be sharing tips and tricks on easy authentic cooking, without spending hours in the kitchen or comprising on authentic flavors. Keeping things simple and healthy is what I am all about. Life is simple, so lets keep cooking simple too!!

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