Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes come out so perfectly cooked in a short amount of time – much faster than baking! 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 our air fryer 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.
What Readers are Saying!
“This is a great way to cook sweet potatoes easily and quickly! The results are always delicious!” -Kathy
I use these Instant Pot sweet potatoes for quick lunches or a grab and go side dish for dinner.
Also, if you don’t slather these sweet potatoes in my honey butter then you’re living life wrong and I’ll never forgive you.
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Sweet Potatoes & Water – Yep, that’s pretty much it. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! Use any variety or color of sweet potato that you like!
Toppings – There are lots of great sweet potato toppings that you can use to enjoy with these Instant Pot sweet potatoes. See below for topping/serving suggestions!
What We Love About This SWEET POTATO Recipe:
- This recipe is ready from start to finish in less than 40 minutes, quite a bit faster than if you were to bake these in the oven!
- These are great for making ahead. Wrap in foil, store in the fridge, and reheat (or eat them cold!) when you need them.
- The insides of pressure cooked sweet potatoes are so creamy and moist. A definite favorite!
I absolutely love my Instant Pot! It’s great for recipes like these sweet potatoes, easy boiled eggs, to cook perfect rice, cook chicken to shred (the best!), and so much more.
How To ‘Bake’ Sweet Potatoes In The Instant Pot:
Prepare: This is just about the easiest method for sweet potatoes ever. Start by placing your trivet in the bottom of your Instant Pot along with a cup of water.
Sweet Potatoes: 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.
Pressure Cook: 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.
Serve: These pressure cooker sweet potatoes come out so fluffy and perfectly cooked and it’s so much faster than baking them in the oven!
See below for serving suggestions and toppings!
Sweet Potato Toppings & Serving Suggestions:
I love these served up like a regular baked potato – split down the middle and topped with a bit of butter. Try mixing some butter and brown sugar, and maybe some cinnamon too for topping!
Marshmallow is another popular topping for sweet potatoes. Mini marshmallows work well, or marshmallow creme! Pop it under the broiler to caramelize for a minute.
Maple syrup or honey are also sweet toppings that’ll pair well!
You can remove the potatoes from the skin and mash them with milk and butter to make mashed sweet potatoes!
If you’re looking for a main dish to serve these sweet potatoes alongside my pork tenderloin would be an excellent choice!
Your leftover sweet potatoes will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Wrap them in foil or store in an airtight container for the best results.
I’ve found that 17 minutes with a 10 minute natural release for a medium size sweet potato is perfect for the Instant Pot. Extra large sized sweet potatoes may need to be cooked for a few minutes longer.
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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.