I make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes all the time at my house. They make a quick meal that all of us can enjoy and they’re nice for our budget, too. If you’re an Instant Pot beginner, make sure this is a recipe you try right away. You’ll love being able to make a dinner even when it looks like you have nothing to eat.
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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are so simple to make that everybody should be making them at least weekly. In fact, they’re so easy to make that you hardly need a recipe.
Baked potatoes should be a regular part of your diet. You should be making them every single week.
You may be wondering why you need to make baked potatoes every week, and I’ll tell you several reasons.
Why Baked Potatoes Every Week?
- They’re frugal,
- Healthy, and
- It’s an easy way to add more meat-free meals to your diet
Baked Potatoes are one of our go-to meals for lunch or even a meat-free, fast, frugal dinner. They are just one of those foods that only cost pennies, are delicious, filling, and nutritious.
The problem, though, is that oven-baked potatoes take nearly an hour to make once you consider heating up the oven, then baking for 45-60 minutes, depending on their size.
When I first got my Instant Pot, more than two years ago, baked potatoes were on my list of things to try. After making them in the Instant Pot, I was blown away by how great they were. They were moist, creamy, and delicious. Now, I make them all the time and fill the pot completely so I can use the leftovers for other meals.
How to Make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes
- Wash enough medium potatoes to fill your Instant Pot liner
- Poke holes in each potato with a fork
- Put a steamer rack in bottom of pot liner
- Add 1 cup of water
- Add all the potatoes
- Put on the lid and seal the Instant Pot
- Turn on Manual setting for 13 minutes
- When timer goes off, use natural release for 10 minutes, then vent
- Remove carefully, split open, and serve with toppings
This is the Instant Pot I have and I totally love it!
We serve our Instant Pot Baked Potatoes several different ways as the main dish, not just a side dish.
Here are some clever ideas for meals that use Instant Pot Baked Potatoes. I think the first one is the best one for families. I know my kids would love it. If you’re looking for simple pressure cooking recipes, you can’t go wrong here.
Pizza Baked Potato
Spoon on pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings. If you’d like, set them all on a cookie sheet and broil until the cheese is melted.
Taco Baked Potato
Top your baked potatoes with seasoned meat, black beans, shredded cheese, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, and any of your other favorite taco toppings.
Cheddar & Bacon Baked Potato
Sprinkle cheddar cheese, fresh or packaged real bacon bits, sour cream, and chives.
Chili Stuffed Potatoes
This is probably the way we serve our baked potatoes most frequently. Pour on a generous serving of chili (homemade or canned), or my Chorizo Black Beans, shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped onions.
BBQ Chicken Topped Potatoes
Make some Instant Pot Shredded Chicken and stir in your favorite BBQ sauce. This one is ours. Add some shredded cheese and tangy coleslaw.