Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
4.84 from 6 reviews

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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup perfectly fits everybody’s menu! It is creamy, hearty, and full of autumn flavors! Make it hassle-free with this recipe!

If you like using the Instant Pot just like I do, then, this recipe is for you! I use it all the time to cook delicious side dishes like Refried Beans, Mashed Cauliflower, and Cinnamon Apples!

Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup is something that you can make quickly but tastes like you put in so much time to prepare it. What I like about making this is that I can cook it while I make something in the oven or on the stove.

That takes away the hassle of having to wait for the entrée to cook before you can cook the sides. And this specific recipe has made its way into our regular menu rotation this autumn.

I am likely to prepare it all-year-round, too! The earthy and woody flavors of the sweet potatoes are to be enjoyed not just around this time of the year.

Not only does this dish highlight those flavors, but also, I like how it can be prepared using just a few basic ingredients. Let me show you how.

Is sweet potato soup healthy?

Yes! The tuber itself, which is the foundation of this recipe, is nutrient-dense. Considered a superfood, the spuds are rich in antioxidants and fiber.

Beta-carotene, an abundant antioxidant in this kind of potato, is responsible for maintaining good eyesight. The body converts it to vitamin A, too, which also helps in strengthening the immune system.

The other antioxidants in this root vegetable help boost the brain and the body’s ability to fight cancer.

I could go on and on and tell you how healthy this vegetable is. Though the soup version is relatively high in calories at around 272 calories, the pros outweigh the cons.

How to make Sweet Potato Soup in the Instant Pot?

  1. Sauté: Turn on the SAUTE function of the IP to cook the onions, garlic, and ginger in olive oil.
  2. Add the spuds: Add the spuds cut into cubes, spices and the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Pressure-cook: Close, then, manually set the timer to about 8 to 12 minutes and the valve is sealed.
  4. Mash: Once done, do a natural pressure release, then, open the lid carefully. Mash the spuds using a masher or a blender.
  5. Serve: Garnish with cream, cilantro, and nuts before serving.

Can you make Sweet Potato Soup in the crockpot?

Yes! The crockpot is so efficient in cooking dishes like this that I am starting to think that it was invented for soups. Kidding aside, it is relatively simple.

All you have to do is to sauté the aromatics. Then, add in all the other ingredients except for the dairy. Then, cook on slow for about 6 hours while it only takes about 4 hours when cooked on high.

Note that the addition of dairy is done towards the end, say the last 30 minutes of cooking time.

Can you make the Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup in advance?

Yes! What you can do is make a huge batch of this dish and double the recipe if you please. Serve some now, then, reheat and serve the rest for later. This dish can be cooked then, frozen to lengthen the storage time.

What to serve with Sweet Potato Soup:

I like how it is already that I do not need anything else. But, it tastes well when paired with the following:

How to Store the Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Soup:

  • Refrigerate: Allow it to cool to room temperature. Then, transfer in airtight containers.
  • Freeze: This dish freezes well but not if it has dairy already. I can keep for at least 4 months.
  • To reheat: Transfer the frozen ones to the refrigerator to thaw overnight before reheating on the stove.

Sweet Potato Instant Pot Soup Recipe Tips:

  • Note that this recipe calls for peanuts as a topping. If you are allergic, you can leave that out or use a substitute.
  • If you want your dish to be smooth, use a stick blender. Or, if you want it coarse, then, use only a fork or a masher.
  • No IP? Do not worry, I do have a stovetop version that you can follow.
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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup perfectly fits everybody's menu! It is creamy, hearty, and full of autumn flavors! Make it hassle-free with this recipe!
4.84 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
NPR: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (plus more if needed)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 cups diced sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Drizzle of cream


  • Select SAUTE function on HIGH and wait for it to read HOT. Add oil and once shimmering, cook the onion for 2 minutes. Add garlic, and ginger and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients from the SOUP section.
  • Close and lock the lid, point the valve to Sealed, then, manually set the timer to 10 minutes.
  • Once done, do a 15-minute natural pressure release, then, open the lid carefully.
  • Mash the soup using a masher or a blender. If the soup is too thick add more warm cream or warm broth.
  • Serve garnished with cream, cilantro, and peanuts.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 912mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 19303IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg
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I really love how easy this is to make!!


Krystel | Frugal Living

This looks absolutely delicious. How can I try it without an instant pot



I see your note that this recipe includes peanut butter... but I don't see that as an ingredient... did you mean the peanuts that are the optional topping?


sorry, just the topping!


Vicki Aaron

Can I substitute coconut milk for tht heavy cream


Yes, you can!



Question: in the past I've always added cream after the main cooking has occurred. I followed this recipe and put it in ahead of time, and when I opened the Instant Pot, there was a foamy brown film on top- the rest didn't seem too creamy. Is it correct to put the cream in before pressure cooking? Or could that film be starch from the sweet potatoes?


I didn't have this problem, but you can try putting the cream after pressure cooking. Just select Saute and make sure you simmer it a bit.



Good, but I have made better


Samantha Kathleen Ellyn

Left out the cream just to see and stick blended... SO delicious!!! For me, it didn't need the dairy to be thick, creamy and satisfying once blended. Will definitely make this again and again!


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