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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Learn how to make easy and delicious Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot. Creamy and perfect, and better than oven baked sweet potatoes!

Learn how to make easy and delicious Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot. Creamy and perfect, and better than oven baked sweet potatoes!

There are a handful of recipes that validate the use of an Instant Pot.

While of course it makes a tender pot roast and juicy pork chops…but it’s the basic foods that truly make it worth every dollar.

For instance hard boiled eggs and mashed potatoes are best when made in an Instant Pot.

Why make Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Making sweet potatoes in the oven takes about an hour. And given the time it takes these to come to pressure, cook, and natural release, it’s about 45 minutes. So clearly not a huge time saver.

Whereas cooking sweet potatoes in the microwave takes about 5 minutes for one potato. Zippy fast, but dry as heck.

What is best about making sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot is they turn out so moist and creamy. Once you try it, you’ll understand how fluffy and smooth the sweet potato center gets when pressure cooked.

What you’ll need to Make Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Learn how to make easy and delicious Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot. Creamy and perfect, and better than oven baked sweet potatoes!

Instant Pot. Hopefully at this point I’ve convinced you to make the purchase. You can check out all my Instant Pot recipes and see how awesome this is to have in your kitchen. 

What size you choose is completely up to you and your needs. My family uses the 6 qt Instant Pot, and that’s what I use to create all my recipes.

Sweet Potatoes. I chose sweet potatoes that are approximately 2-3 inches thick at most. If using thicker, larger sweet potatoes you may need to adjust the cook time accordingly.

  • up to 3 inch in size- cook time of 18 minutes
  • over 3 inch in size- cook time up to 35 minutes

There is no need to poke holes in the sweet potatoes.

Trivet. I used the trivet that came with my Instant Pot. You’ll need one that rises above the 1 cup of water line, so that the potatoes don’t get mushy and soft sitting in water. 

Water. YES, this is a must have ingredient. In order to operate your Instant Pot properly, having water in the bottom creates the moisture needed.

How to Make Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Learn how to make easy and delicious Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot. Creamy and perfect, and better than oven baked sweet potatoes!

STEP 1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly.

For best flavor, do not skip this step. Use a potato scrubber or washcloth to really get the extra dirt off. 

STEP 2. Place a trivet inside the pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water. Place the potatoes on the trivet, stacking them if necessary.

STEP 3. Secure the lid and make sure the valve is set to “SEALING.”

Select “HIGH PRESSURE” with a cook time of 18 minutes.

When the cook time ends, allow the pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes.

Release pressure and remove potatoes from Instant Pot.

STEP 4. Serve and enjoy.

How to serve Baked Sweet Potatoes

Whether you enjoy your sweet potatoes savory or sweet there are many toppings you can choose to put on your sweet potato.

Personally, I love a combination of butter, brown sugar, and cilantro! 

You can make it a meal by topping your sweet potato with buffalo chicken or taco meat.

You can also use these sweet potatoes to make sweet potato casserole!

Make Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with salmon and caesar salad. A delicious combo!

Learn how to make easy and delicious Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot. Creamy and perfect, and better than oven baked sweet potatoes!

What about Baked Potatoes?

If you’re using russet potatoes you can cook them the same way! You can also cook a combination of potatoes.

I’ve created an easy Instant Pot Baked Potatoes recipe with all the timing details you need!

I have a couple of kids who prefer regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes. In this case, I put a few sweet potatoes and a few russet potatoes in the Instant Pot for dinner.

Just make sure to try to choose potatoes that are the same size for even cooking!

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Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Learn how to make easy and delicious Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot. Creamy and perfect, and better than oven baked sweet potatoes!

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly. For best flavor, do not skip this step. Use a potato scrubber or washcloth to really get the extra dirt off. 
  2. Place a trivet inside the pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water. Place the potatoes on the trivet, stacking them if necessary. Secure the lid and make sure the valve is set to "SEALING."
  3. Select "HIGH PRESSURE" with a cook time of 18 minutes.
  4. When the cook time ends, allow the pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes.
  5. Release pressure and remove potatoes from Instant Pot. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Learn how to make easy and delicious Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot. Creamy and perfect, and better than oven baked sweet potatoes!

About Aimee

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Posted on December 10, 2019

Comments & Reviews

    1. In the text above, she says no need to poke holes.
      I love sweet potatoes, and though they are on my doctor’s no-no list because of potassium, I need to try this!

  1. I just got an instant pot, thank you so much for leaving the steps it helped me figure out how to use this. I tried this recipe out in my new pot and it was a success.

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