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mashed sweet potatoes served with butter cube and sprinkle with cilantro
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Perfect and Creamy Instant Pot Sweet Potato

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.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 161kcal


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup water

To serve

  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter cubes
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Or
  • Spicy roasted chickpeas
  • Walnut pesto
  • Parsley for garnish


Prep sweet potatoes -

  • 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.

Instant pot settings -

  • 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.

To serve -

  • 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.



Serving: 0g | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18620IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.8mg