Instant Pot Baked Potatoes (So Simple!) – A Pressure Cooker Kitchen
Instant Pot baked potatoes are the perfect garnish for any meal and cook in just 15 minutes with a perfectly fluffy and moist interior.
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The Instant Pot is a great way to bake potatoes in a fraction of the time. I’m not a big fan of baking potatoes in the oven, as they take at least an hour to get a fluffy, moist interior. One hour in the oven vs 15 minutes in the Instant Pot – it’s a no-brainer!
To bake potatoes in the instant pot, you need very few ingredients. In fact, there are only two that matter:
The type of potato you use will determine cuteness and how fluffy they are. I tend to use reddish baking potatoes. You also need at least one cup of water at the bottom of the instant pot for it to reach the pressure.
Why “bake” a potato
in the instant pot The idea of baking potatoes in the
instant pot is funny, but once you realize that they turn out to be as good in a fraction of the time as putting them in the oven, you’ll be a true safe convert. I used to bake potatoes
, like everyone else. It took at least an hour to cook the potato to the end. At that moment, the temperature of my kitchen rose and I lost patience. Ugh. It shouldn’t be so difficult to make a simple garnish!
When I got my Instant Pot, I decided to give it a try. You can cook everything else, why not potatoes?
I will never bake potatoes the hard way again.
Ready for more Instant Potato recipes? Try these instant crushed potatoes or instant baby potatoes.
Why use an instant pot?
The Instant Pot is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can buy, as it drastically reduces cooking time to develop flavors in soups and stews, get hard cuts of tender meat, and even bake a cheesecake. And there are plenty of accessories to help you get more out of your Instant Pot.
If you don’t already have one, check out our guide on which one to buy. See also our guide on how to use an Instant Pot for more information.
How to Make
The only things you need to make these baked potatoes are an instant pot and
the wire insert it came with.
You also need the wire insert that comes with the IP. It is a trivet that is located a few centimeters from the base of the pot, so the food does not burn.
If you don’t have a trivet,
you can use a steam basket, or make some aluminum foil and put it under the potatoes
Step 1: Insert the Trivet
You just need to place the trivet at the base of the inner pot. It will keep the food elevated about an inch from the bottom.
Step 2: Pour
You need to add a cup of water to the inner pot. You don’t want it to touch the bottom of potatoes, so don’t add more than that. If you’re using a smaller Instant Pot, such as the 3-quart version, you can add less water.
the potatoes Cover the
potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and place them in the trivet inside the instant pot
Step 4: Cook
Seal the Instant Pot lid and close the vent. Depending on the size of your potatoes, you may need more or less time. A large reddish baking potato takes about 15-18 minutes, while smaller potatoes take 13-15 minutes.
If for some reason your potatoes are uncooked when time runs out, simply set up the machine again for an additional 5 minutes
Step 5: Release the pressure and remove the
You don’t want to make a natural pressure release for these potatoes, to avoid overcooking them. Instead, when the time is up, manually release the pressure. Just be careful and back off while the steam escapes.
Step 6: Dress the potato with ingredients of your choice
Cut a slit along the top of the potato and gently squeeze at the ends to open a bag. Use a fork to fluff the potato inside.
Be sure to salt the inside of the potato before adding additional ingredients, such as sour cream, butter, chives, and cheese. Skipping this step leads to a mild-tasting potato. Potatoes need salt!
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The baked potatoes
in the Instant Pot are a revelation. They are so quick to make and are fluffy and moist. And all this in just half the time it would take to make them in the oven.
You can also do as many at once as you want, so that you can serve the whole family in no time.
Baked potatoes don’t have to be served alone. Dress up your baked potato with shredded barbecue chicken, or add nacho dressings for a twist.
Cut them in half and bake twice, or take out the filling to make a casserole of baked potatoes or potato chip pancakes. You can even use these potatoes to make gnocchi (and MUCH faster than the traditional way!).
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