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Easy, Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Easy Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes is a quick Whole 30 pressure cooker recipe that will teach you how long to cook whole baked sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot. These are perfect for a crowd for holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even as a lunch or dinner side dish!

cooked sweet potatoes in instant pot

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If you love potatoes you will have to try out my Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Potatoes Casserole. These are two of my favorites!

cooked sweet potatoes in instant pot

I have had an Instant Pot for well over a year now. I am still tickled by how easy it is to whip up a lot of my favorites.

instant pot sweet potatoes on a white plate

Baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, pretty much any potato usually takes 45 minutes to an hour to prepare if baking.

instant pot sweet potatoes on a white plate

I used to wrap up my sweet potatoes in foil and throw them in the oven. The waiting game was insane!

instant pot sweet potatoes on a white plate

Not because they took a long time to cook, but because I always found myself poking hard potatoes that weren’t finished cooking EVERY time I checked on them.

instant pot sweet potatoes on a white plate

The Instant Pot has worked wonders for my impatience. I’m still working on it though! 🙂

instant pot sweet potatoes on a white plate

Recipe Tips

  • Cook the sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot for 15 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking. Allow the steam to naturally release for 10 minutes. Do not perform a quick release.
  • You can choose to use a steam rack while cooking, or you can place the sweet potatoes directly in the Instant Pot with water. I prefer to use the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot.
  • You can peel the potatoes beforehand or cook them with the skin on. When prepping sweet potatoes as a side dish, I leave the skin on. For mashed sweet potatoes, peel them first.
  • One cup of water is needed in the Instant Pot.
  • I love to season my sweet potatoes with salt, pepper, brown sugar, and top them with butter

More Instant Pot Recipes:
Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Soup
Instant Pot Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Instant Pot Low-Carb Pumpkin Spice Bread
Instant Pot Lasagna

 
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instant pot sweet potatoes on a white plate
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Easy Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Easy Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes is a quick pressure cooker recipe that will teach you how long to cook whole baked sweet potatoes in the instant pot. These are perfect for a crowd for holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even as a lunch or dinner side dish!
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Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot sweet potatoes, pressure cooker sweet potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
release of steam 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 136kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 whole sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup water

Toppings

  • butter
  • brown sugar and/or cinnamon
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly.
  • Place the trivet (this comes with the Instant Pot) into the bottom of the pot. 
  • Add the cup of water.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on top of the trivet.
  • Seal the pot. Cook for 15 minutes on Manual > High Pressure Cooking.
  • When the Instant Pot indicates it has finished, do not quick release the steam. Allow the steam to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Open the pot and remove the sweet potatoes with tongs.
  • Allow the potatoes to cool.
  • Slice them in half and serve them up with your favorite toppings!

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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1sweet potato | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g
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Recipe Rating




Shannon

Sunday 25th of July 2021

I needed to make some sweet potatoes for cat. I know, weird. I came here to get the basics on cooking them quick! Can’t wait to make them for myself!!

staysnatched

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Wonderful! I'm glad they were a hit!

Jenn

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Totally trying this tomorrow with the sweet potatoes I just bought! Perfecto!

Wilhelmina Wessel

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

You can't go wrong with sweet potatoes!

Rachel

Monday 20th of August 2018

This looks great! Do the sweet potatoes have to all be the same size for the timing to be right?

staysnatched

Monday 20th of August 2018

Mine were all different sizes and works with the timing I suggested.