It is summer time here on the prairie. That means two things. First, it often feels too hot to cook. Second, the kids still seem to want to eat every day!
So, this Tuesday I am sharing with you one of my favorite time savers–potatoes in the Instant Pot.
I love a great baked potato, but I hate heating up the oven for them in the summer time. Thankfully, my Instant Pot doubles as a baked potato baker!
Making baked potatoes in the Instant Pot could not be easier! It is so easy, that my 10 year old made them all by herself the other night!
Simply wash 4 good-sized russet potatoes. Prick them all over with a fork.
Next, set your trivet into your Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water to the inner pot (1 1/2 cups if you use an 8 qt pot like I do!).
Rub the potatoes all over with a little olive oil and set them on the trivet. Prinkle with some coars salt and fresh ground pepper.
Set for 20 minutes on high pressure, and do a quick release when they are done.
While the Instant Pot is doing its thing, prepare toppings. My family likes lightly steamed broccoli, bacon bits, and shredded cheese–but certain purists in our family like theirs with JUST BUTTER–nothing else.
Sometimes I even cook up some potatoes on the weekend and pop them in the refrigerator for a quick lunch on busy work days.
What do you like on your baked potato?
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