Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe – Cooking sweet potatoes in an Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker makes cooking sweet potatoes so quick and easy! Perfect for enjoying as baked sweet potatoes as a side dish or for cooking to use in sweet potato casserole and so many other dishes!
I’ve had my Instant Pot for sometime now and am always discovering a few essential ways that I like to use it. From cooking chicken quickly to make Bart’s chicken salad throughout the week to steaming these sweet potatoes to serve like I would baked sweet potatoes or even to use in my sweet potato casserole. I make it again and again throughout the week!
Making them really couldn’t be simpler either!
I just add my steamer basket to my Instant Pot, scrub medium sweet potatoes clean and place them on top of the steamer basket, add my water and let the Instant Pot do all the work for me. When they are done, just let the Instant Pot release on the slow release setting and in minutes, you have the most tender and delicious sweet potatoes!
I know I’ve shared how I also like to prepare them in my slow cooker. That method works wonderfully and is great for popping them into the slow cooker before you head out the door in the mornings so that they are ready for supper when you walk back in the door in the evenings. But you know, there are also those days that I forget to get them into my slow cooker and the Instant Pot has saved supper for sure! I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ll whip up a sweet potato like this for lunch. They are perfect every time!
Here’s my Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe. I topped them with my homemade cinnamon honey butter in case you want to give that a try, too! I hope you love them as much as we do! They are a weeknight classic around here now!
- 1 cup water
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- Place steamer basket in Instant Pot and add 1 cup water.
- Scrub sweet potatoes until skins are clean. Place on top of the steamer basket.
- Cover and place vent on lid to "Sealed".
- Set on "Steam" program and set time for 10 minutes.
- When finished cooking, don't open lid. Allow pressure to reduce naturally, about 25 minutes.
- Remove lid and serve.