Pressure Cooker Baked Potatoes

Pressure Cooker Baked Potatoes are no fuss and delicious.

Pressure Cooker Baked Potatoes

If you read our weekly menu you’ll notice that baked potatoes are on the menu often. I used to rely on slow cooker baked potatoes until I discovered how to make baked potatoes in the Instant Pot.


I’ll be the first to tell you it doesn’t always save time compared to oven baked potatoes. However, I live in Alabama where it is HOT during the summer and I’m not about to turn on the oven if I can help it. I know I can grill the potatoes but I can never get the timing right on them.

I found this technique after trying a recipe with a much shorter cooking time and ended up with rock hard potatoes at dinner time. I would love to credit the person but I can’t remember where I found it or how I even got there.

The great thing about this technique is you can cook as many potatoes as you need as long as you don’t go past the max fill line in the cooker. Cook a few extra if you have space and make homemade frozen hash browns.

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Pressure Cooker Baked Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Author Micha M


  • up to 5 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 1 cup water


  • sour cream
  • butter
  • bacon
  • cheese


  1. Place the water in the pressure cooker

  2. Add trivet or steamer basket

  3. add potatoes, pricking with a fork if desired

  4. Place lid on pressure cooker, set to seal, and cook for 25-30 minutes on manual high pressure for average sized potatoes, and 35-40 minutes for extra large baking potatoes

  5. Once the cooking time is up, let the cooker release pressure naturally for 20 minutes

  6. Turn valve, remove lid, and serve potatoes as desired with your favorite toppings


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  1. 4 stars
    This looks like a really good way to bake potatoes. However, a much quicker way is to wash potatoes, rub w/olive oil and salt and prick. Microwave on high in 6 minute intervals, turning over and checking for doneness. 5 normal size potatoes will cook in 18-24 minutes. Use the IP for main dish.

    • If I’m in hurry and only making one or two potatoes I’ll pop them in the microwave. Our microwave is a smaller lower power one so it still takes a good 10 minutes per potato and I have to do them one at a time.

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