Sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot come out so perfectly cooked in a short amount of time. This is a quick, simple, and healthy side dish to serve up any night of the week.
I’m going to tell you guys something here. Bear with me. I know this will be shocking and confusing.
My husband and my children do not like sweet potatoes.
I don’t understand it either.
They’re basically candy that grows in the ground, but okay, whatever. More sweet potatoes for me!
When we make baked potatoes for dinner, I usually make a regular potato for them and a sweet potato for me. Easy peasy!
Now I’ve discovered the absolute perfect goodness of Instant Pot sweet potatoes though. Soooo, I’ve been making 3-4 potatoes a week at once and then wrapping them in foil and popping them in the fridge. They’re perfect for reheating all week long.
I use these pressure cooker sweet potatoes for quick lunches or a grab and go side dish for dinner.
Also, if you don’t slather these baked sweet potatoes in my honey butter then you’re living life wrong and I’ll never forgive you.
How to ‘bake’ sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot:
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This is just about the easiest method for sweet potatoes ever.
Place your trivet in the bottom of your Instant Pot along with a cup of water.
Wash your sweet potatoes well, poke ’em with a fork, and then place them in the Instant Pot on the trivet. You don’t want the potatoes to be touching the water or they’ll get mushy.
Set the vent to sealing to and then cook on high pressure for 17 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally – this should take about 10 minutes. If your sweet potatoes are very small, I would reduce the time to 15 minutes. If they are very large, I would increase the time to 19 minutes.
You can leave these in the Instant Pot using the ‘keep warm’ setting for an hour or so as well.
These pressure cooker sweet potatoes come out so fluffy and perfectly cooked.
Serve these alongside my pork tenderloin and you’re good to go!
Ways to serve these sweet potatoes:
I love these served up like a regular baked potato – split down the middle and topped with a bit of butter.
You can also remove the potatoes from the skin and mash them with milk and butter.
Top them with mini marshmallows and pop under the broiler for a fun treat.
More side dishes to try:
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 cup water
- Wash the sweet potatoes well. Poke them a few times with a fork so they don’t explode while cooking.
- Add the trivet to the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.
- Place potatoes on the trivet. The potatoes should not be touching the water.
- Cook on high pressure for 17 minutes.
- Allow Instant Pot to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes and then do a quick release.
- Potatoes may keep warm in the Instant Pot for an hour or you may wrap them tightly and store them in the fridge for future use.