Instant Pot Yellow Baked Potatoes–use your electric pressure cooker for the easiest and possibly the fastest way to make baked potatoes.
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Instant Pot Yellow Baked Potatoes
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In our house we tend to buy the big bags of yellow potatoes more often than Russets. We just prefer the taste and texture. We make these yellow potatoes into hash browns and we also like to eat them as baked potatoes. Did you know that you can bake yellow potatoes in your Instant Pot in about 20-25 minutes? It’s true. This is a game changer when you want baked potatoes for dinner but don’t have a whole hour to get them cooked.
Technically, these aren’t really “baked” potatoes…more like steamed. You’ll just add a cup of water to your Instant Pot and then place the potatoes on top of the trivet. I like to use potatoes that are all fairly similar in size. That way they cook at the same speed. Close up the lid and press the manual button to 10 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure and then the 10 minutes of cooking time. After the timer beeps just let the pressure release naturally for about 5 minutes and then you can open up the pot. It’s so super easy and you don’t even need to wrap your potatoes in foil.
Recipes that use yellow potatoes that you might like…
Slow Cooker Yellow Chicken Curry
Slow Cooker Italian Seasoned Potatoes
Instant Pot Yellow Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes from Everyday Maven
Pressure Cooker Chunky Potato Soup from Pressure Cooking Today
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For these Instant Pot Yellow Baked Potatoes I used this Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker. It’s 6 quarts, so the same size as most slow cookers. It cost me around $80 on Amazon. When I made a similar recipe in the slow cooker I used this 6 quart KitchenAid Slow Cooker.
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Instant Pot Yellow Baked Potatoes
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
Use your electric pressure cooker for the easiest and possibly the fastest way to make baked potatoes.
- Medium yellow potatoes, similar in size
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Pour 1 ½ cups of water in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
- Place your trivet in the bottom of the pressure cooker. Place washed potatoes of similar size on top of the trivet. I filled my Instant Pot about halfway full of potatoes. You can fill it higher if you want.
- Cover the pot and make sure the valve is on “sealing.” Press manual and set the timer to 10 minutes. Once the timer beeps let the pressure release for about 5 minutes and then turn the valve to “venting.” Remove the lid and serve the potatoes.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot for these baked potatoes. I used yellow potatoes for this recipe. If you use Russet’s you’ll need a bit more cooking time.
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Can potatoes be coated with olive oil salt after they are done and placed in the oven for a few minutes to get the skin crisp?
Yes that would be awesome!
Time worked perfectly for me. I cooked 6 medium potatoes in a 8 qt and let my potatoes natural release for 20-30 minutes.. Thank you.
Great! Thanks for the 5 stars.
Diana Guilfoyle says
Cooked my Yukon gold potatoes for 10 in an 4 qt pressure cooker and still hard put them back on for 15 we will se if they are done then.
Ditto with my 6 quart. Had to put them back in for an additional 10 🙁
Tried this recipe twice. First time 10 minutes, second time 12 minutes. Both times were hard and needed more time. I think 13-14 minutes may be about right for the cooking time if the natural release is at 5 minutes, or 12 minutes cooking and 10 minutes NR, perhaps.
Laura Etheridge says
I just used your timing for 1.5 lbs of yellow potatoes, medium size and they were hard. I cooked them for an extra 12 mins and they are still hard. I don’t understand, but looking at the I Pot chart it says 9-14 min per 1 cup of whole potatoes so I guess for 4 whole. It should be about 30 mins.
I only did a few potatoes and didn’t do them long enough but did for 10 mins and they are perfect. Thanks!
Sharon M Burrus says
I’ve had trouble with timing on instantpot and Yukon potatoes. I just cooked 4 medium as directed Iin your post and they were still very hard in a 6qt Instantpot. It must depend on water content of potato and volume/weight.
Thickness is a big factor. Are they large?
The Instant Pot instructions specifically say to always use 18 oz. of water when cooking. Why do so many recipes call for just a cup or less?
I think that the food adds some liquid in some cases. I usually use at least a half cup of liquid and it has always come to pressure for me.
Is there a rule of thumb for adjusting 6 qt IP recipes for 8 qt IP cooking? I followed this recipe but with 2 C water and allowed for 15 min NR time (natural release) but got the BURN message. It was a small burn spot that washed right out; the 3 potatoes were a little hard but edible.
I’m surprised! I would think that 2 cups of water is plenty. Did you have the potatoes on a trivet or straight on the bottom of the pot?
I always heat my 1 cup of water up in the microwave to boiling then add it to the pot. It saves time not having to have not heat up in the sealed pot.
I always put my IP on the time to heat my liquids while I prep and add the stuff! Just don’t burn yourself on the pot!
If cooking with baby potatoes, will I need to make any adjustments?
My guess is that they’ll probably cook much quicker. Cut the cooking time by a few minutes. Let me know how it goes!
I made this recipe using 1200gms of mini potatoes. I set my Instant Pot to 6 minutes on High Pressure and some of them were bursting when done. The next time I would set for 5 minutes and see how that goes and decrease by 1 minute each time I try until I am totally satisfied.
Is that high pressure or low pressure?