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!

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 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!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

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!

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!

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

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!
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Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 potatoes
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes

Instructions

  • 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.
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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. How do I cut this is half, for two potatoes? Most recipes for Instant Pot are for larger families, & I need to know what changes I would have to make for two servings, as opposed to four, please?

  2. I tried this tonight and it didn’t work…at all. I just tried piercing the potato all over and I put it back in. So, we’ll see if that works.

  3. It’s our Canadian Thanks Giving and wanted to do some prep work ahead of time for our dinner tomorrow. Of all the sites i looked at yours was the shortest time in cooking. With following the instructions to a T. my sweet potatoes turned out way to soft.
    By looking at your picture you used Yam’s. Mine were the Sweet Potato more yellow in colour, Yam’s are more Orange in Colour.
    since i have no choice but to use them I’m hopping that they will be fine.
    By the looks of things could you please tell me what I should do to adjust my time.
    Look forward to hearing from you soon.
    :

    1. I’m sorry it didn’t work for you Heather. It could be possible that the potatoes were too big. I’ve always gotten great results with the potatoes I’ve cooked with this recipe! Thanks!

    1. Sometimes I get foil and crumple it up so that the food will sit in top like in a steamer. Also be sure to pierce your yams/sweet potatoes with a fork so they don’t explode in your pot.

  4. These were absolutely perfect! I followed the directions pretty closely, using about 1/2 cup of water. I pressed the steam button and the 10 automatically came up. When it was finished cooking, I waited for the pot to count up to 25 and removed the lid. The skins fell off and i mashed the sweet potatoes and added butter, brown sugar, and pecans. I was on a roll and figured I would try this with regular potatoes, so in went the entire 5 pounds of potatoes (Yukon gold). Following the same directions, they also were perfectly done for mashed potatoes. Thank you so much!!

    1. Hi Robin,
      You certainly can, but I usually just pop them straight into the Instant Pot without that step! They work perfectly. xo

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!!

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