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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

| Updated Jul 6, 2019

The Instant Pot makes great fluffy baked potatoes!  You can use any size Instant Pot.  This recipe is for a small 3 quart Instant Pot.


2 medium             russet baking potatoes

1 cup                    water

Toppings of choice to add to your potatoes after the baked potatoes are cooked and plated.


  1.  Place the stainless steel liner in your Instant Pot.  
  2.  Add the IP rack and 1 cup of water.
  3.  Scrub the potatoes well and poke the potatoes 3 – 4 each on both sides using a knife.  
  4.  Close the Instant Pot lid and steam valve.
  5.  Set the IP on manual,  14 minutes High Pressure.
  6.  When cooking time is completed, let the IP release pressure naturally for 8 minutes, then quick release.
  7.  After the above cooking and pressure release are complete, remove the potatoes from the IP using tongs.

Note:  Your cooking and steam release times are the same regardless on the size of IP you use.  Sweet Potatoes will take additional time to cook.  Potatoes can be single layer or stacked but still below the maximum fill line.  You can place the potatoes in the IP horizontally or vertically.  Small potatoes cook in 12 minutes, large potatoes 18 – 22 minutes.  Do not poke holes in the sweet potatoes, cook for 15 minutes manual HIGH pressure and 10 minutes of natural release.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2019-07-06

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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