Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes on a cutting board

5 from 2 reviews

Sweet, moist, fluffy sweet potatoes every time!  The Instant Pot is the ONLY way to cook a sweet potato.  One try will make you a believer!


sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean (1 or up to 8 medium size potatoes, possibly more in an 8 quart)


  1. Add 1 cup of water to the pressure cooker pot and place trivet or a steamer basket inside.  Stack potatoes inside, larger ones on the bottom, smaller on the top.  Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 20 minutes.
  2. When cooking is complete, use a natural release.  Could also use a quick release if needed, but they are a bit more moist with a natural.
  3. Serve with desired toppings like butter, cinnamon, cheddar cheese, buffalo chicken, etc.


Keywords: instant pot, sweet potato, healthy side dish