Instant Pot Baked Potato

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to cook baked potatoes then using your Instant Pot or pressure cooker is the way to go!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
NPR 10 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 179 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


  • 32 oz russet potatoes we prefer russets for best results
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. Prick the potatoes a couple of times with a fork.

  2. Rub all over with olive oil and salt. (optional)

  3. Add a trivet to the base of your Instant pot and add 1 cup of water for 6qt, or 1.5 cups for 8qt. (If you have a different brand of pressure cooker please consult your manual for minimum water requirements)

  4. Please refer to the cook times in the recipe notes below, the timing will differ based on the size and type of potato.

  5. Lock the lid, turn the vent to 'sealing' and using the manual setting, adjust it to cook for your chosen cook time at high pressure.

  6. At the end of the cook time you will need to wait for ten minutes to allow the pressure to drop, this is referred to as 'natural pressure release' or 'NPR'. Then you can release the pressure by opening the weighted valve, and then carefully remove the lid.

  7. If your potato is not cooked enough simply place the lid back on and cook in the same manner as before for a a few more minutes.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Cook Times - Please remember cook times are approximate as there are several factors that could influence how your potatoes cook. If you find your potatoes are not cooked with the times listed, just put the lid back on and cook a little longer, just like you would on the stove, it's easy! 

Small Potatoes - Approximately 7 inch diameter and about 8 oz (225g) 16 minutes plus 10 minutes NPR.

Medium Potatoes - Approximately 8 inch diameter and about 13 oz (365g) 18 minutes plus 10 minutes NPR.

Large Potatoes - Approximately 9 inch diameter and about 17 oz (485g) 20 minutes plus 10 minutes NPR.

Potato Varieties - We tested this using Russet Potatoes, they are often sold as baking potatoes. Other varieties may have different cook times. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Baked Potato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 946mg27%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.