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side view plated halved baked potato mashed on the inside with melted butter and chives.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Simplify making baked potatoes by using the Instant Pot to do all the work. Fluffy fork tender potatoes done in under 30 minutes from start to finish.
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Course: Instant Pot, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 cup of water


  • Wash and scrub the russet potatoes. Pierce each potato a few times using the tines of a fork.
  • Place a metal trivet at the bottom of the Instant Pot. Pour in the cup of water. Then place the russet potatoes on the trivet. Close the lid placing the valve to"sealing".
  • Select "manual" on high pressure for 12 minutes (for small), 14 minutes (for medium) and 16-18 minutes (for large). Once the timer is done let the Instant Pot come down to pressure for 10 minutes. Then, carefully force pressure. Using tongs, remove the potatoes out of the Instant Pot. Using a fork, prick open the potato, fluff with the fork tines, top, and enjoy.
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