Learn how to make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes with crispy skins! They cook in just 12 minutes in your pressure cooker. Then, finish them off under the broiler for perfect, crispy & salty skins.
I’ve found that baked potatoes end up being reserved for the weekends at our house. They’re always a bit of a last minute thought, and a 45-minute cook time in the oven means that since most my meals are 30-minutes or less, we’ll end up waiting on the baked potatoes.
Instant Pot Baked Potatoes to the rescue.
You can cook these beauties up in a fraction of the time.
And the best part? Even though they’re steamed in the pressure cooker, I’m still bringing you those crispy skins. I mean, there’s really no other way to enjoy a baked potato, right?
Here’s How to Make Perfect Instant Pot Baked Potatoes:
Add water and a trivet (or steamer basket) to the Instant Pot. You only need a cup of water. Be sure that the potatoes are not touching the water.
Be sure your potatoes are all the same size. Varying sizes mean varying cooking times. Be sure that your potatoes are all about the same size, and use my cooking chart below to time things correctly.
Pierce the potatoes. Piercing each potato with a fork 5 times ensures that they won’t explode during cooking and that steam will escape.
Finish under the broiler. When the potatoes are done cooking, rub with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and pop them under the broiler for a few minutes. This gives you those perfect crispy potato skins.
- 4 – 8 medium potatoes
- 1 cup water
- Olive oil optional
- Kosher salt optional
- Add 1 cup water and trivet or steamer basket to Instant Pot.
- Pierce each potato five times with a fork and place on trivet. Be sure potatoes are not touching water.
- Set for MANUAL, HIGH pressure for 12-18 minutes depending on potato size. It will take the pressure cooker 7-10 minutes to come to pressure.
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