Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are so tender, fluffy, creamy, incredibly delicious and easy to make in the pressure cooker with the tips and directions you have here.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes RecipeInstant Pot Sweet Potatoes are so easy to make in the pressure cooker. I love adding a few and have them for a quick lunch or if you cook some type of meat in the oven, making the sweet potatoes in the instant pot as a side is the perfect decision. After I tried making sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot I am totally hooked, the texture is just perfect, so fluffy and so tender. I just love having a sweet potato for lunch with some butter, cinnamon and lots of brown sugar. You should also absolutely try these amazing Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes that are very creamy and fluffy.

Instant Pot recipes you can serve with sweet potatoes:

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

For how long should I cook sweet potatoes in the instant pot?

You should cook the sweet potatoes on high pressure and the timing depends on the size of the potatoes:

  • Small sweet potatoes – 18 minutes
  • Medium sweet potatoes – 25 minutes (the most common ones you find at the grocery store)
  • Extra large, long sweet potatoes – 35 minutes

How to make sweet potato puree:

  • After you cook the sweet potatoes in the pressure cooker, remove them from the pot and let them fully cool.
  • Remove skin from the sweet potatoes and add the flesh to a large bowl.
  • Mash cooked sweet potato with a fork or potato masher, add some melted butter and season appropriately.

What do I need to make Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes ?

You only need two ingredients: sweet potatoes and cold water. You will also need a trivet or steamer rack.

How many sweet potatoes can you add to cook into the Instant Pot?

I like to add the sweet potatoes only in one layer, I usually prefer to add 4 small or medium sweet potatoes when I cook them. You can add a few more and stack them, but make sure the sweet potatoes don’t stay in the water, they will get mushy, also don’t over-crowd the pot. I used a 6q Instant Pot for this recipe.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

What is a 10 Minutes Natural Pressure Release?

A Natural Pressure Release means that the pressure is released gradually. For a Natural Pressure Release, you click on Keep Warm, and wait 10 minutes, after which you open the valve and let any leftover pressure to release. Another option is to Turn Off/Unplug the pressure cooker, wait 10 minutes and after that open the valve. A natural release is usually used when cooking soups, meat in a large amount of sauce, pasta or steel cut oats. This method prevents for any foam from the dish to shoot out through the valve, which can happen during a Quick Pressure Release.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes toppings:

  • butter, cinnamon and brown sugar – for a sweet version
  • refried beans, salsa, cheese, cilantro and sour cream
  • cheddar cheese, cream cheese and jalapeño poppers
  • leftover chili beans and parsley
  • bacon, gives and sour cream

Here is a step-by-step video for the Best Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe:

 

5 from 3 votes
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
25 mins
 

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are so tender, fluffy, creamy, incredibly delicious and easy to make in the pressure cooker with the tips and directions you have here.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Catalina Castravet
Ingredients
  • 2 – 4 whole sweet potatoes small or medium size
  • 1 cup/250ml cold water
Instructions
  1. Rinse and scrub the sweet potatoes well in cold water.

  2. Add the cold water to the Instant Pot and add a trivet or steamer rack.
  3. Arrange the whole sweet potatoes on the rack, and close the lid. Make sure you seal the valve.
  4. Pressure cook the sweet potatoes based on size:

    Small sweet potatoes - 18 minutes

    Medium sweet potatoes - 25 minutes (the most common ones you find at the grocery store)

    Extra large, long sweet potatoes - 35 minutes

  5. Once the potatoes are cooked and the Instant Pot beeps, do a 10 minute Natural Release. Open the lid carefully and serve the sweet potatoes with desired toppings.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are so tender, fluffy, creamy, incredibly delicious and easy to make in the pressure cooker with the tips and directions you have here.
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are so tender, fluffy, creamy, incredibly delicious and easy to make in the pressure cooker with the tips and directions you have here.
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are so tender, fluffy, creamy, incredibly delicious and easy to make in the pressure cooker with the tips and directions you have here.

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