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Three Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Beside Bowls of Cheese, Broccoli, Bacon, Chopped Green Onions and Sour Cream
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Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potatoes

These delicious Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are a festive and comforting dinner that's perfect for busy weeknights.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Natural Release10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: South American
Keyword: instant pot baked potatoes, loaded baked potato, pressure cooker potatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 501kcal



For the Potatoes

  • 6 russet baking potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • extra virgin olive oil and sea salt, optional, for crisping skin

For the Toppings

  • 6 slices bacon, cooked to a crisp and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red pepper, cooked
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets, cooked
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • butter, optional


  • Gently scrub the outside skin of the potatoes. With a fork, poke the potatoes about 6 times to allow steam to escape when cooking. Set aside.
  • In the inner pot of your Instant Pot, place 1 cup of water at the bottom. Place the metal trivet in the pot and arrange the potatoes on top. You may overlap the potatoes.
  • Place cover on pot and lock. Switch the valve to sealed. Pressure cook on HIGH for 20 minutes (large potatoes) or 15 minutes for medium potatoes.
    Natural release for 10 minutes and then “quick release” the pressure.
  • While potatoes are cooking. Fry the bacon slices and set aside on a plate.
  • In the bacon grease, saute the broccoli florets and chopped red peppers until tender. Set aside.
  • Remove potatoes from the instant pot and allow to cool slightly.
  • For crispier skin: Place cooked potatoes on a baking sheet pan. Brush skin lightly with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Broil on high for 5 minutes or until skin is slightly brown and crispy.
  • With a knife, make a slit lengthwise and one across; slightly push on the end sides to open the potatoes.
  • Top each potato with butter, bacon bits, cooked broccoli, red peppers, cheddar cheese, sour cream and green onion. Enjoy!


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 1146mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1582IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 359mg | Iron: 3mg