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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe – Cooking sweet potatoes in an Instant Pot 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!

Looking for more delicious Instant Pot recipes? I think you’ll love my Instant Pot Rotisserie-Style Chicken, Instant Pot Eggs, and Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake.

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! // addapinch.com
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! // addapinch.com

I’ve had my Instant Pot for some time 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!

Why I Love This Recipe

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!

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in an Instant Pot

Ingredients

Water – you will need to add water to your Instant Pot to help the Instant Pot to build pressure and cook your sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potatoes – you will want to make sure you are using sweet potatoes that are of similar size to ensure they are all cooked evenly.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Prep. Place steamer basket in Instant Pot and add 1 cup water.
  • Clean. Scrub sweet potatoes until skins are clean. Place in the steamer basket.
  • Cover and seal. Cover and place vent on lid to “Sealed.”
  • Cook. Set on “Steam” program and set time for 10 minutes.
  • Release pressure. When finished cooking, don’t open lid. Allow pressure to reduce naturally, about 25 minutes.
  • Serve. Remove the lid and serve.

Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions

To Make Ahead. Store sweet potatoes in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven before serving.

To Freeze. Peel sweet potatoes and place the flesh into freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat before serving. Serve as mashed sweet potatoes, use in a soup, chili, casserole, or sweet potato pie.

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! // addapinch.com

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!

4.72 from 25 votes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Side Dish 35 mins

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! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4 potatoes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
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!

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup water
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes

Instructions 

  • Prep. Place steamer basket in Instant Pot and add 1 cup water.
  • Clean. Scrub sweet potatoes until skins are clean. Place in the steamer basket.
  • Cover and seal. Cover and place vent on lid to "Sealed".
  • Cook. Set on "Steam" program and set time for 10 minutes.
  • Release pressure. When finished cooking, don't open lid. Allow pressure to reduce naturally, about 25 minutes.
  • Serve. Remove lid and serve.

Notes

Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions

To Make Ahead. Store sweet potatoes in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven before serving.
To Freeze. Peel sweet potatoes and place the flesh into freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat before serving. Serve as mashed sweet potatoes, use in a soup, chili, casserole, or sweet potato pie.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

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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! // addapinch.com

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  1. 5 stars
    I am new to Instant Pot! I love how it works. Your Sweet Potato Instructions with Cinnamon Honey Butter is the best. I don’t buy Honey Butter any more though I make my own.

  2. 5 stars
    Worked great for us.  Everything was perfect!  My husband, Graham (the cook 👨‍🍳 in our house) thinks it is a wonderful recipe and would make it often!!!

    1. Hi June!
      I’m so happy you and your husband enjoy these! I use this recipe sooo often! Please tell Graham thanks as well! Glad to have you here! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Robyn,
    I’m not a good cook. But last night I did it according to your recipe and I think I succeeded. It’s very good.
    Thanks!

  4. This wasn’t enough cooking time for my 2 larger potatoes. Had to microwave for 3 minutes more. Next time I’ll do 13 minutes cook time. Should be perfect.

  5. 5 stars
    Love the honey-cinnamon butter, use it on many things. Potatoes+Instant Pot=culinary success, period I cut sweet potatoes in half when done, scoop out 3/4 of flesh and slightly mash, add mini marshmallows then the flesh back, top with the honey-cinnamon butter. Grandkids love it that way, even adults. Careful as they are hot when handling, use a glove. As always, thanks Robyn.

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