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A baked potato with sour cream, cheese, and onions on top. This baked potato was made in an Instant Pot.

How To Cook A Bake Potato In An Instant Pot

  • Author: Midwestern Moms
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 baked potatoes 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Making a Instant Pot baked potato is easy and you don’t have to hassle with pesky foil. With only 12 minutes of “cook” time, you can enjoy a delicious baked potato.


  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 4 medium russet potatoes – scrubbed cleaned


  1. Add 1 cup of cold water to the Instant Pot.
  2. Place the trivet in the pot.
  3. Using a fork or knife, prick holes into the potatoes.
  4. Arrange the potatoes on the trivet.
  5. Close the lid.
  6. Select High Pressure and Manual Time of 12 minutes.
  7. Once the cooking is done, allow for a natural release for 10 minutes. Quick release any remaining pressure after the 10 minutes.
  8. Serve with your favorite toppings and meal.


  • Serving Size: 1 potato
  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 24.2 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.1 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: instant pot baked potatoes