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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!
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


  • 5 whole sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup water


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


  • 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!


Calories: 136kcal