Perfect every time, fluffy and creamy Instant pot sweet potatoes. Perfect start to fall with these sweet potatoes in instant pot that can be served so many ways.
Whip up perfectly cooked sweet potatoes instant pot in 20 minutes. Just cook whole sweet potatoes in pressure cooker and serve, easy peasy. This recipe couldn’t be simpler! So go grab your instant, we are about to make favorite fall food recipe.
Mash cooked sweet potatoes and serve as side dish for thanksgiving, or make sweet potato casserole. A darn healthy side dish isn’t it! Simply toss potatoes in pot and wait for the magic to unfold.
Many of my blog visitors jumped on to me saying “you don’t have to make everything in instant pot. Definitely not those recipes which can easily be made on stove top!” To them I reply saying, yes of course certain recipes can be conveniently made on stove top, but why shouldn’t I be using instant pot for those recipes when I know the fact that my cooking time is going to reduce to almost half in instant pot. The best thing about instant pot unlike other traditional pressure cooker, you can set it and walk away to finish my other chores! That to me is convenient cooking. So why not!
When life gets busy, it’s time to grab instant pot, to make quick and easy meals!
Sweet potatoes in instant pot not just cooks sweet potatoes fluffy and creamy, they cook much faster. Depending on the size of sweet potatoes you use, you’ll need somewhere between 11 minutes to 22 minutes.
Smaller thinner potatoes need lesser time, around 8-10 minutes.
Medium sized potatoes will need approximately 15-16 minutes.
Large sized potatoes I would set timer to 17-20 minutes.
What you need for Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes?
Sweet potatoes – scrubbed and cleaned well.
Instant pot – we used 6 Qt Duo Plus Instant Pot.
Trivet – a trivet ring or steamer basket to place sweet potatoes.
Water – to help steam sweet potatoes.
Wooden Spoon with long handle – to help carefully remove steamed sweet potatoes from the pot.
And your favorite stuffing – while you can eat instant pot sweet potatoes as it is with bit of butter with salt and pepper or you can stuff with your favorite stuffing. We are thinking BBQ chicken (shredded), roasted chickpeas with pesto, or simply maple syrup, cinnamon powder, ginger powder and pepper.
And things you WONT NEED if you make instant pot sweet potatoes –
Aluminium foil to wrap potatoes
Long hours/time to stand and watch the dish
How to Use Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
Use this method to cook sweet potato instant pot to make purees, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole or whip up creamy sweet potato soup with your favorite spices. Or use these instant pot sweet potato for meal prep, in recipes breakfast burritos, sweet potato hummus, that goes in meal prep boxes.
If you want to make mashed potatoes, cook sweet potato in instant pot following the recipe. Peel skin off ,mash.Viola!
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in Instant Pot
Instant pot sweet potato recipe couldn’t be simpler!
First scrub sweet potatoes and clean it with water.
Then go grab your instant pot, pour a cup of water into the pot.
Place the steamer trivet inside the pot. No need to wrap these potatoes inside aluminium foil. One less step!
Place sweet potatoes on the trivet.
Close lid ensuring pressure valve in on the SEALING position.
Select HIGH PRESSURE setting. Set timer to 12 minutes to 20 minutes depending on the size of the sweet potatoes you use.
Wait for 5 minutes for NATURAL release. Then turn valve to VENTING position for QUICK release. Carefully unlock and remove the lid from the instant pot.
Gently remove sweet potatoes from the pot onto a plate.
Serving suggestions for Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
Served instant pot sweet potatoes as it is or follow one of the below suggestions –
Butter + Salt and pepper
Butter + Maple Syrup
Butter + Cinnamon sugar + Nutmeg Powder + Salt
Butter + Sauteed Cinnamon Apples
Buffalo chicken + Ranch Dressing
Black bean chili + Chipotle Ranch
BBQ pulled pork + Jalapenos + Cilantro
Roasted Turkey + Cranberries + Walnut Honey Drizzle on top
Mexican Quinoa + Chipotle Sauce
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WATCH HOW TO MAKE IT
It’s easier to follow while you watch someone cook. Watch me make this Healthier Instant Pot Sweet Potato Recipe in this video
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 cup water
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- 1 tablespoon butter cubes
- Parsley for garnish
- Spicy roasted chickpeas
- Walnut pesto
- Parsley for garnish
Scrub potatoes, and wash well under running tap. Using a fork prick few holes all over sweet potatoes to ensure steam is evenly distributed and potatoes don’t explode.
Pour water. Place steamer trivet inside the pot. Arrange potatoes along with skin on the trivet. Close lid, ensure pressure knob is in SEALING position. Select PRESSURE COOK setting on the pot and adjust timer to 20 minutes. Please note time setting depends on the size of potatoes that you use.
- Once cooking time is complete, NATURAL RELEASE for 5 minutes then MANUAL RELEASE by turning pressure valve to VENTING position.
- Open pot once pressure valve drops down.
- In my case one of the potatoes blistered perfectly in the middle and for other one there was a small opening at one end.
- If potato skins don’t open up, carefully tear open the skin of the potatoes in the middle leaving the ends intact. Using a fork mask the potato well.
Sprinkle rock salt, pepper over the mashed potato. Place a cube of butter sprinkle with chopped parsley or cilantro. Warmth inside potatoes will melt the butter. Mix it up and eat it just as it is with a spoon.
- For extra texture, flavor and taste- to mashed sweet potato spoon in spicy roasted chickpeas and top with walnut pesto. Serve hot sprinkled with fresh parsley.