Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
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Instant Pot makes perfect sweet potatoes every time with no effort from you whatsoever! Super quick and easy! Just put sweet potatoes in a magic pot and take out soft buttery deliciousness!
Recipe type: Side Dish, Instant Pot
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • Sweet potatoes (as many as will fit into Instant Pot)
  • 1 cup water
  1. Determine the size of your sweet potatoes as follows: how many sweet potatoes fit into your Instant Pot in a single layer without overlapping? If 4, then the size of the sweet potato is small, if 3, then medium, if 2, it's large. Sweet potato size determines the cooking time.
  2. Put sweet potatoes and water in the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to Sealing position.
  3. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the cooking time as follows: 10 minutes for small sweet potatoes, 20 minutes for medium or 30 minutes for large.
  4. When the Instant Pot finishes cooking, quick release (QR) the steam and carefully remove sweet potatoes from the pot.
  5. Cut sweet potatoes in half and serve with desired toppings (I love mine with butter, maple syrup and cinnamon).
Recipe by Melanie Cooks at