Try our easy Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes. It is a super speedy recipe that requires only 1 Ingredient and 1 pot. Serve silky smooth sweet potatoes with your favorite toppings like homemade vegan coleslaw, sour cream, black beans, or just butter, cheese, and chives for a side, or use them for your lunch/ dinner.
Why heat up the oven, when you can make tender sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot with minimal effort. Learn to make perfect Pressure Cooker Sweet Potatoes every time with our step-by-step instructions!
Why make this recipe?
Instant pot steamed sweet potato recipe requires almost no cleaning up and makes a perfect side dish recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I would say not just for occasions but on busy days too!
Pressure Cooked Sweet potatoes are fluffy, creamy, and silky smooth with minimal effort. So delicious that this instant pot sweet potato recipe will blow your mind.
Dietary – This recipe for Instant Pot sweet potatoes is Vegan Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Plant-based and Dairy-free
The recipe is totally handsfree and requires no baby sitting.
So Quick and Easy compared to roasting the Sweet Potatoes in the Oven or Microwaved Sweet Potatoes.
Baked Sweet Potatoes take roughly 60 minutes where as Instant Pot Potatoes take about 35 minutes ( from start to scratch! ) So its definitely faster!
Great for meal prep ahead. You can use them to make sweet potato mash, puree, or even use them in flatbreads.
Nutrient-rich tender sweet potatoes are a must for a healthy eating routine.
And so much healthier than white potatoes – so enjoy them guilt-free.
Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy?
The Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are one of the richest natural sources of beta-carotene with so many health benefits. They are rich in fiber, starch, vitamins, and minerals too. The antioxidants present in sweet potatoes act as a shield to protect you from many diseases. They are so good for gut health too.
Not just that, Sweet Potatoes are also so much healthier than White Potatoes.
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About this Recipe
Pressure Cooker Sweet Potatoes are one of my childhood favorite dishes. My mum would simply steam the sweet potatoes for a healthy snack. I would simply love some butter, salt, and pepper – So simple but outrageously delicious!
When my mum made it in her manual pressure cooker, she would never poke the sweet potatoes or white potatoes with a fork and still, it was perfect. Growing up, we never even thought of this as a dish to be documented!
With that in mind, I make these quick and easy Sweet Potatoes in Instant Pot but with a precise timing. You only need 1 ingredient and 1 Pot.
Simply pile the sweet potatoes on top of each other or next to each other and pressure cook for 18 minutes – 50 minutes depending on the width of each potato.
How to make Perfect Steamed Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes?
STEP 1 – Clean the Sweet Potatoes by scrubbing the skin of the sweet potato under running water and set them aside. Add 1 cup of water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Place the trivet.
STEP 2 – Place the sweet potatoes on the trivet.
3. Secure the lid, turn the vent to sealing. Pressure Cook HIGH FOR 16 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Use the time guide in the recipe card below to adjust according to the size of your sweetpotatoes.
STEP 3 – Open the lid, carefully pick the sweet potatoes with tongs and place it on a serving plate.
STEP 4 –Fluff with fork and enjoy with your favourite toppings.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS FOR Sweet Potatoes
INSTANT POT Pressure cooker sweet potatoes are so versatile and they can be a perfect accompaniment to the main course. Enjoy them plain with your favorite toppings like sour cream, baked beans, or even butter and herbs/seasoning.
You can also use them in recipes that call for white potatoes for a healthy swap. Use them as a puree for baby food, or make sweet potato flatbread or even chickpea sweet potato burger patties. Options are endless.
Loaded Sweet Potatoes – Top the steamed vegetable with all your favourite toppings. I like to swirl in some Pesto too, sometimes.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Instant Pot makes it super easy to make mashed potatoes. You simply need to dump and start. Once done, open the IP and add butter and seasoning.
Sweet Potato Chickpeas Patty served with Sriracha Yogurt are a perfect combo and add tons of nutrients to your meal.
Black bean casserole with sweet potato mash: The flavors in this black bean sweet potato casserole recipe are so good and the taste of the recipe is unimaginably delicious.
Sweet potato veg burger: We all love burgers for their great taste. If they are filled with nutrients, it is a great dinner option as well as a snack for kids. Store any leftover in an air tight container and freeze it for later.
Make 3 Ingredients Sweet Potato Flatbread – All it needs is Cooked Sweet Potato, Flour, and a little oil. For the equal volume of the orange-fleshed potato puree, use the flour and knead them to a soft dough. Roll the dough and cook them on a pan on either side. Serve on its own or with your favorite filling too.
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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe below
- 3-4 Small to Medium Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Cup water
- Butter or Vegan Butter
- Salt & Pepper
- Clean the Sweet Potatoes by scrubbing the skin of the sweet potato under running water and set them aside.
- Add 1 cup of water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Place the trivet.
- Place the sweet potatoes on the trivet.
- Secure the lid, turn the vent to sealing. Pressure Cook HIGH FOR 16 minutes.
- Allow the pressure to release naturally.
- Open the lid, carefully pick the sweet potatoes with tongs and place it on a serving plate.
- Fluff the sweet potatoes with a fork and enjoy with your favorite toppings or meal prep for a dish!