Instant Pot Baked Potatoes in 10 Minutes!

Oh how I love my Instant Pot, let me count the ways….

I will be posting more of the ways I use my Instant Pot, it really is my absolute favorite thing in the kitchen these days. I will even share the reasons why I love it in the coming days.

But today, I am so excited to share how you too can make the most awesome baked potatoes in your very own instant pot.

Everyone in my family raved about these baked potatoes. And, I actually agree.


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I think the thing that sets them apart from making baked potatoes in the microwave is how they are so moist. The texture is also pretty much the same as when I cook them in my oven (which is the way I used to prefer them). I really am not a fan of dry baked potatoes.

Another thing I like about this method is that they are easier to take them out of the peelings than they are when you cook them in the microwave. I have a few little kids who refuse to eat the peelings yet.

First off, this is the Instant Pot that I have, and it has been the best thing I’ve ever bought for my kitchen hands down. Just click on it for more details.

Want to learn everything you need to know about your Instant Pot? Check out the course below (there are amazing recipes included too!)

On with the potatoes!

Here’s what you need to do.

  • Grab your Instant Pot
  • Pour 3/4 cup water in bottom of pot
  • First, put in the steam rack
  • Next, put clean, pricked potatoes in pot (I made 12)
  • Then, put on Instant Pot top, lock it into place, and close steam valve
  • Finally, choose the manual setting, reducing time to 10 minutes

That’s it!

So easy, and these will be the new family favorite in your home when it comes to potatoes.

And, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you need to get one. You really are worth it!

Looking for more recipes for your Instant Pot?

Check it out for shredded chicken HERE.

Here is how to use it for hard boiled eggs.

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  1. Hey Jennie, thanks for this useful guide. I really enjoyed reading it 🙂

  2. Does not work for me. I have tried one medium sized potato at a time with a time anywhere form 10 to 20 minutes and I still get a hard center. I give up.

    • shoot!! I haven’t ever tried it with only one. Have you tried it with more than one? Like to fill the bottom of the pot? I wonder if this is why?

  3. Hi! Thanks, I can’t wait to try them! Just wondering QR or NPR?

  4. So you put potatoes in over half of the pot?

    • hmmm. That’s a great question. I would say they probably fill about half the pot. I never really paid attention to how much of the pot they take up. Half is probably about right.

  5. I have 6 people in my family. Would you recommend the 6 or 8 qt InstaPot?

    • I’m sure that an 8 quart would be wonderful, but I have found the 6 quart to be sufficient for my family. Not a lot of room to make extra, just enough to get through each meal.

  6. Can you roll the potatoes in course salt before cooking in the I-pot? I’ve done that in the past with a roaster, but it takes a LOT longer to cook 10-12 potatoes and I want to use my Instant Pot. Like you, I love it!

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi! I’m really not sure. I have not personally tried this. If you do, please come back and let me know!

  7. Michelle says:

    So I want to make potato salad. My salad is potato egg onion and mayonnaise. So the potatos get done enough for potato salad. I have always made it by boiling the potatoes with skin on (then I take skin off once cooked) then dice.

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