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These Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes are so smooth and delicious! So easy to make and perfect taste and texture!
You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to make mashed sweet potatoes :) They are a delicious side dish that is perfect any time of the year! And if it is Thanksgiving time, you absolutely have to check out my marshmallow sweet potato casserole – to make it, you top these mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows, stick in the oven and bake until the marshmallows are gooey and roasted – amazing!
Instant Pot cooks sweet potatoes until they are perfect creamy mashing consistency. Plus the skin slides right off – everything is made as easy for you as possible :)
Stir in some maple syrup, cinnamon and melted butter – mmmmmm!
Do you like other things on the plate on the picture above? I’m serving these Instant Pot mashed potatoes with Instant Pot burgers and chopped Caprese salad! Yes, you can make tender and juicy burgers in Instant Pot, if you never tried this method, you have to check it out – it’s a game changer!
How To Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes In The Instant Pot
Step 1: Pressure cook whole sweet potatoes until very soft
Put whole unpeeled sweet potatoes and 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot and pressure cook on High pressure for 30 minutes, following by the quick release (QR).
Step 2: Drain the water and peel sweet potatoes
The skins will slide right off!
Step 3: Mash sweet potatoes.
Using a potato masher, mash the sweet potatoes until smooth.
Step 4: Mix in maple syrup, cinnamon and butter.
Mix in your favorite additions to make these sweet potatoes even tastier :)
If you liked these Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes, you will also love these easy recipes:
Sweet Potato Muffins – use some of these mashed sweet potatoes to make these amazing muffins! They are the best ever!
Sweet Potato Hashbrowns – healthier alternative to traditional hashbrowns and so delicious! You can even cook them on Saute setting in your Instant Pot :)
Instant Pot Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs – once I discovered how to make ribs in the Instant Pot, I never want to eat the ones from the restaurant! These are better than restaurant, they are truly fall-off-the-bone!
Instant Pot Beets – Instant Pot is the best and easiest way to cook beets! Truly hands-off! I also have an amazing beet salad recipe on that page to make with those cooked beets :)
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken – this super-easy recipe uses just 2 ingredients: chicken and salsa! You can eat it in so many different ways – in tacos, burritos, lettuce wraps, over rice and of course with mashed sweet potatoes! Yum!
Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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- Put water and sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot. Close the lid, turn the valve to a Sealing position and press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 30 minutes on High pressure.
- When it's done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam. Remove sweet potatoes from the pot, drain the water, peel the sweet potatoes and put them back in the pot. Mash sweet potatoes with a potato masher and mix in the maple syrup, cinnamon and butter (if using).