Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
oh HEY! I’m back with another ‘HOW did I live without this easy Instant Pot hack for so long!?’ posts. Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes. If you’ve followed my blog for even just a small amount of time then you’ll know how DEEP my love for sweet potatoes goes.
At the end of this post, I’m going to leave you with a nice long list of my favorite Food with Feeling recipes that would be perfect with these Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes. I have SO many good ones :)
Since we made the Instant Pot Baked Potatoes last week I figured that we should also explore sweet potatoes in the instant pot. Turns out, the whole process is exactly the same….just with a different potato. Who woulda thunk it?
How to make Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot:
To make sweet potatoes in the instant pot, we’re going to start by scrubbing the potatoes clean and then poking each one about 6 times with a fork to help them vent while cooking.
NEXT, we’ll put the trivet inside of the pot and pour in one cup of water. The potatoes then go on top of the trivet, stacking if needed. Seal the lid and set the instant pot to MANUAL high pressure for 16 minutes. The time for this will vary depending on the size of your potatoes. I found 16 minutes to be perfect for most medium sized potatoes but go a couple minutes less if your potatoes are small or even a couple minutes more if your potatoes are extra large.
Once the instant pot is done cooking, just let the pressure natural release (mine takes about 8 minutes) and they’re DONE! Just like with the Instant Pot baked potatoes, you can spray them with a little cooking spray and broil them in the oven for a few minutes if you want to crisp up the skin a bit. It’s totally not necessary but sometimes I just prefer it more.
Pretty easy, right? As promised, here are some of my favorite Sweet potato recipes that would be great with these Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes:
Honestly there are so many good ones! Just type “sweet potato” into the search bar of my blog and it’ll pull up all of my sweet potato recipes!
I hope that you have a lovely weekend, friends!
See how to make Sweet Potatoes in an Instant Pot here:
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 cup of water
- Using a fork, poke each potato about 6 times.
- Place the trivet into your instant pot (the one that came with it) and pour in the 1 cup of water. Place the potatoes on top of the trivet. It’s okay to stack them if needed. Put the top on and seal the instant pot.
- Cook on manual HIGH pressure for 16 minutes (if your potatoes are sightly smaller, go for 14 minutes and if your potatoes are extra large, go for 18 minutes).** When the instant pot is done cooking, let the pressure naturally release which will take about 8-10 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the metal pin has dropped.
- Optional step: put the cooked potatoes on a baking sheet, spray with cooking spray. Broil the potatoes for about 3-4 minutes (make sure to watch carefully!) to lightly crispy up the skins. I only do this if I’m eating a simple sweet potato with brown sugar etc. Totally not a necessary step!
**Cook time can vary depending on the size of your potatoes. If they end up underdone, you can cook the potatoes for an additional few minutes.