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Instant Pot sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Kim Seghers
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


These Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are fluffy, tender, and delicious. 



  • 24 large sweet potatoes (we used 3 large sweet potatoes)
  • 1 cup water for 6 qt Instant pot or 1 1/2 cup water for 8 qt Instant Pot
  • Toppings (see list in post for suggestions)
  • We used cinnamon, butter, marshmallows, and candied pecans


  1. Scrub and rinse sweet potatoes.
  2. Pour water into inner pot in Instant Pot.
  3. Place trivet in Instant Pot. Then arrange sweet potatoes on trivet.
  4. Press manual and set Instant Pot for 20 minutes high pressure. Close lid, turn knob to sealing.
  5. Once, cook time has elapsed let naturally release for 5 minutes, then turn knob to venting. After the valve goes down carefully open the lid and remove the sweet potatoes.
  6. Place sweet potatoes on a plate. Make a slit in each potato and top with your favorite toppings.
  7. We used cinnamon, butter, marshmallows, and candied pecans. 


Use your favorite toppings. See list in post for suggestions.

If using smaller sweet potatoes adjust your time accordingly. 

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sweet potatoes, instant pot, pressure cooker, easy recipe, Thanksgiving, side dish, dinner