close up photo of instant pot sweet potato cut in half with butter

How to Make Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 min
  • cook_time Cook Time: 35 min
  • total_time Total Time: 40 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4-6 1x
  • category Category: Vegan, Instant Pot, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Side Dishes, Vegetables
  • method Method: Instant Pot
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Ever wondered how to cook sweet potatoes in the instant pot? This easy recipe shows you how to make the perfect creamy sweet potatoes in half of the time it takes to bake or roast them. Follow this simple guide to get amazing instant pot sweet potatoes every time.



  • 46 whole sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup water


  1. Rinse and scrub sweet potatoes well.
  2. Pierce each sweet potato a few times with a fork or knife.
  3. Place instant pot steaming rack on the bottom of the instant pot.
  4. Add 1 cup of cold water.
  5. Place whole sweet potatoes on the rack, layering if they don’t all fit in a single layer. Close the lid and set the steam release valve to be closed. Next, set instant pot to pressure cooker mode.
  6. Pressure cook them on HIGH based on their size.
    1. Small – 18 minutes
    2. Medium – 25 minutes
    3. Large/XL Long – 35 minutes
  7. Once time is done, do a 10 minute Natural Release.
  8. Serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 sweet potato
  • Calories: 112
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 72 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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