Scrub or wash your potatoes clean. Then, using a fork or knife poke 8-10 holes in the potato.
Pour 1 cup water into the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the metal trivet over the water. Layer your potatoes into the pot. Be careful not to go above the fill line marked in the lining of your inner pot.
Pop the lid on and close the pressure vent. Set the pot to cook on pressure mode, high, for 15 minutes. **see notes about larger or smaller potatoes
Do a 15 minute natural release, then release any additional pressure with a quick release.
Load the potatoes up with all your favorite toppings and enjoy!
For Crispy Skin
Heat your oven to 450 degrees.
Remove the cooked potatoes from the Instant Pot. Place them on a baking sheet. Rub them completely with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt.
Place in the oven for about 8 minutes, flipping halfway through. Add time for your desired level of crispiness. Watch carefully so they do not burn.
BAKED POTATO SIZES AND COOKING TIME VARIATIONS:Small Baked Potato 7-8 oz. 10 min. cook time with an 10 minute natural releaseMedium Baked Potato 9-12 oz. 15 min. cook time with a 15 minute natural releaseLarge Baked Potato 13-16 oz. 20 min. cook time with a 15 minute natural releaseLeftover Baked Potato Recipe: If you have leftover baked potatoes you can make this amazing Instant Pot Creamy Potato Soup - however you will not have to pressure cook since the potatoes are already cooked. Make it all on saute mode!Calories are estimate.