Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Are So Easy, Versatile, and Delicious! They Cook Quickly and Are the Perfect Side or Main Dish for Any Occasion.
INSTANT POT BAKED POTATOES
I love baked potatoes…they’re so easy and inexpensive, but so versatile! They can serve as a delicious side with just about any main dish, but they also make a wonderful main dish when topped with Instant Pot Wendy’s Copycat Chili or Instant Pot Pork Carnitas.
Baked potatoes are easy to make in the oven or slow cooker, but they take so long. When you have a busy schedule and hungry mouths to feed, it doesn’t always work to plan ahead. With your Instant Pot, you can have fluffy, delicious baked potatoes ready to serve in minutes!
DOES COOKING TIME CHANGE WITH THE SIZE OF THE POTATOES?
For most Instant Pot recipes, changing the quantity will change the amount of time it takes to come to pressure, but it won’t really change the cooking time. This isn’t the case for baked potatoes.
Because the potatoes are pretty dense, the cooking time is different when you change the size of the potatoes. The cooking time in this recipe is for medium potatoes, like those you get in a 5 or 10 pound bag at the grocery store. If your potatoes are larger, you will want to increase the cooking time.
WHAT ARE SOME TOPPING IDEAS FOR INSTANT POT BAKED POTATOES?
There are so many possibilities! You can go minimalist with butter, salt, and pepper, or go all out with a loaded baked potato with all the fixings. You can also scoop out some of the baked potatoes to make potato skins! (Reserve what you scoop out for potato soup, potato pancakes, or mashed potatoes.)
WILL INSTANT POT BAKED POTATOES FREEZE WELL?
This is one of the few recipes that really will not freeze well. Potatoes don’t tend to react well to being frozen, unfortunately. They discolor and take on an odd texture. However, my Instant Pot Baked Potatoes cook up so quickly that you can easily have them ready for any meal, even when your schedule is tight!
WANT MORE EASY INSTANT POT RECIPES?
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- Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli Rice
- Instant Pot Pork Roast & Gravy
- Instant Pot Ground Beef & Rice
Instant Pot Baked Potatoes
- 1 cup Water
- Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of Instant Pot.
- Place potatoes in the Instant Pot.
- Set timer to cook on manual/Pressure Cook, high pressure for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of potatoes. (the larger the potatoes, the longer you cook)
- Quick release the pressure.
- Remove and place on plates, and top with your desired toppings.
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