Have you used your Instant Pot to make potatoes yet? If not, let me convince you to give it a try with this super simple recipe for Instant Pot Red Baked Potatoes. Potatoes made in the Instant Pot turn out fluffy and delicious in a fraction of the time they would take in the oven. Instant Pot potatoes for the win!
Why these Instant Pot Red Baked Potatoes are awesome
You can make tender baked potatoes in the Instant Pot and serve them up as the perfect side dish. I love how these potatoes are so versatile. I topped mine with butter, but you can easily top them with cheese, sour cream, bacon, or chives. Yum!
These Instant Pot Potatoes cook in just 30 minutes and this recipe makes 12 red potatoes.
- Red potatoes; washed
- 1 cup water
- Instant Pot
How to make Instant Pot red potatoes
Cooking potatoes in the Instant Pot is really quite simple. Pour one cup of water into the instant pot insert.
Add the steamer basket to the Instant Pot.
Wash red potatoes and add them to the steamer basket. Place the lid onto the Instant Pot.
Turn valve on lid to sealed position. Press the pressure cook or manual button and set the timer to 30 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure and then the potatoes need to be cooked for another 30 minutes. When the pot stops counting and beeps, release the pressure from the valve on the lid.
When the potatoes are ready, remove them using tongs and serve with any toppings you desire.
If you are not serving these right away, you can add more water and keep them on the keep warm setting. Just be aware that it does make the skin more moist.
Enjoy these Instant Pot Potatoes as a delicious side to any beef, chicken, pork or fish dish. They are easy to make and oh-so-good!
Instant Pot Red Baked Potatoes
- 12 red potatoes; washed
- 1 cup water
- Pour one cup water into the instant pot insert. Place in steamer basket. Add in washed red skin potatoes. Place lid onto the instant pot.
- Turn valve on lid to sealed position. Press pressure cook or manual button and set timer to 30 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure then cook another 30 minutes. Once the pot stops counting and beeps, release the pressure from the valve on the lid.
- Remove potatoes with tongs and serve with any toppings you desire.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
It will take about 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure then cook another 30 minutes.
Store these in a refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
No you don't! I told you this recipe was easy. Plus, but not eating, you get all the good for you nutrients found in the skin.
I am all about that Instant Pot life and I can't wait to try this simple potato recipe. It looks incredible.
I have the instant pot out and ready to go. This one will be tried this weekend.
Oh my - thanks so much for this recipe!I've never thought to bake potatoes in my IP -and I cannot wait to try your tips and recipe out!
Can you believe I just now got an IP and am learning how to use it. This is a good recipe to start with, we eat potatoes a lot
I love how I can have potatoes ready in such a short amount of time! This looks great as a side for dinner, saving this now!