Save time and energy making these Easy Instant Pot Baked Potatoes! You will never want to bake potatoes the traditional way again, it's so simple!
Begin by thoroughly washing and drying your baking potatoes. Poke holes all over the potatoes with the tines of a fork.
Place 1 cup of cold water into the bottom of the Instant Pot, and put the trivet into the bottom of the pot.
Layer the baking potatoes on top of the trivet in the Instant Pot.
Close the lid of the Instant Pot, and make sure the release valve is set to sealing.
Using the manual setting, set the Instant Pot to 16 minutes for medium potatoes or 20 minutes for large ones.
Allow the Instant Pot to conduct a 10 minute natural release where you do not touch it at all for 10 minutes once the cook time is over. Carefully release any additional pressure at the end of that time by turning the release valve to the venting position, and remove the baked potatoes from the Instant Pot.
Prepare the potatoes with your favorite toppings and serve.
Or, if desired, you can cover the potatoes in olive oil, and place them on a baking sheet under the broiler for 3-5 minutes to make the skin crispy.