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The Best Instant Pot Sweet Potato Recipe

  • Author: Teri from A Foodie Stays Fit
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes + pressure release for 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sweet potatoes 1x


The easiest way to cook sweet potatoes!



2 large sweet potatoes
1 cup water


Step 1
Scrub your sweetpotatoes and prick with a fork a few times. This will help the steam to escape and prevent any explosions from happening.

Step 2
Dump water in Instant Pot and place the insert (or trivet) that comes with the Instant Pot inside.

Step 3
Place sweetpotatoes on top of the trivet.

Step 4
Secure the lid, set pressure to high and set the cook time for 20-22 minutes. You can adjust the cooking time accordingly. I’ve cooked them for 18 minutes when I was in a rush and that worked too! I probably wouldn’t do any less than 18 depending on the size of your sweetpotatoes.

Step 5
Once your 20-22 minutes is up – let the pressure release naturally for 10-15 minutes.

Step 6
Remove from Instant Pot and serve with your favorite topping.


  • Serving Size: 1 Sweet Potato
  • Calories: 124
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 41 mg
  • Fat: 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg