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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Instant pot sweet potatoes are a incredibly easy, healthy, colorful and delicious addition to any holiday meal or any meal for that matter. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 57kcal
Author Julie & Debbie


  • 3 cups sweet potatoes peeled and cut into big chunks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup water or chicken broth
  • butter or honey cinnamon butter


  • Peel your sweet potatoes.  Place them in the instant pot bowl along with the salt and water or chicken broth
  • Fasten the lid tight and press the manual button on your instant pot and select 5 mins.  Go about fixing the rest of your dinner. 
  • When the 5 mins is up, let the steam out of the instant pot right away.  I like to put a cloth over the steam hole so the steam doesn't go crazy.  Open up the lid and take out the instant pot bowl.  Strain the sweet potatoes really well and then put them back into the pot. 
  • Mash the potatoes with a wooden spoon or a fork.  They will mash really easily.  If you feel like you have a bit too much water left in the pot, press the saute button and let it cook a bit of the water out while you stir it.  
  • Pour into a serving dish and serve piping hot with butter! 


Serving these with a compound butter like Honey Cinnamon Butter, or Herb and Roasted Garlic Butter or any others you might find, make a simple dish like this really classy and fit for guests.  


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9435IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg