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A baked sweet potato that has been cut in half and has salt sprinkled on top.
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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes (Simply Perfect!)

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are the best and quickest way to get this classic side dish on the table. It is so simple to cook entire sweet potatoes in a pressure cooker to get perfectly caramelized and fluffy insides.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 195 kcal


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes about ½ pound each, cleaned
  • 1 cup water


  1. Using a fork, poke holes in each sweet potato 5-6 times.

  2. Add water to a 6-quart Instant Pot.
  3. Place sweet potatoes on a trivet or in a steamer basket inside the Instant Pot.
  4. Cover Instant Pot with lid, ensure the pressure release valve is set to sealed, and turn on high pressure for 17 minutes for medium-sized potatoes and 20-22 minutes for large potatoes.
  5. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking the potatoes, let potatoes sit in the Instant Pot for 10 minutes. (10 minute Natural Pressure release.)
  6. Serve sweet potatoes with a bit of butter and salt or stuff with your favorite ingredients and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage Directions

  • To Prep-Ahead: You can cook these potatoes up to 1 to 2 days before you need them.
  • To Store: Keep leftover sweet potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 to 6 days.
  • To Freeze: Cooked sweet potatoes can be tightly wrapped and frozen for up to 8 to 10 months.
  • To Reheat: Warm these potatoes back up in the oven or the microwave.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes (Simply Perfect!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195
% Daily Value*
Sodium 127mg6%
Potassium 764mg22%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 32175IU644%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.