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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Cooking sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot is the absolute easiest and quickest way to get fluffy, tender, and perfectly cooked sweet potatoes.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cook sweet potatoes in an instant pot, Pressure cooker sweet potatoes, Quick sweet potatoes recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Manual Release 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 112 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 1 cup water
  • Medium sweet potatoes


  1. Prick the potatoes all over, place on the trivet and pour in water.
  2. Cook on high pressure 18-22 m (18 for medium, 22-25 for large). Review Notes section for cooking time information. After finished cooking, let the Instant Pot naturally release for 10 minutes.

  3. Quick Release the rest of the steam and serve. Slit down the center of the sweet potato and use a fork to scrape the flesh loose to "fluff" up.

Recipe Notes

Cook Times

Small sweet potatoes: 16-18 minutes

Medium sweet potatoes: 18-20 minutes

Large sweet potatoes: 22-25 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 18443IU369%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.