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Mashed Instant Pot sweet potato on a white plate.
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Instant Pot Sweet Potato

Whip up a perfectly cooked Instant Pot Sweet Potato in under 30 minutes!  It is so easy to cook a whole sweet potato in the pressure cooker that you can then stuff with chicken, make a sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving, or turn it into mashed sweet potatoes for a healthy dinner side dish recipe!

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!
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Sweet Potato
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.