Close up shot of two Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes on a white plate.
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How to Make Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

This is the quickest, easiest, no-fail way to make Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes! Your sweet potatoes will always be smooth, creamy, & quicker than baking.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Come up/down from pressure25 mins
Total Time46 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: instant pot, sweet potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Gwen Leron


  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1-4 sweet potatoes


  • Scrub sweet potatoes with water until they are clean.
  • Add 1 cup of cold water to your Instant Pot.
  • Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and place sweet potatoes on the trivet.
  • Lock the lid in place and make sure the steam release handle is closed. Set to manual high pressure for the correct amount of time, based on the size of your sweet potatoes. Small Sweet Potatoes (12 minutes) Medium Sweet Potatoes(16 minutes, Large Sweet Potatoes (22 minutes), Extremely Large Sweet Potatoes (27 minutes, or more).
  • Instant Pot will take roughly 10 minutes to build pressure, timer will start counting down after it has reached pressure.
  • After the time has ended, let the Instant Pot naturally release pressure. This will take up to 15 minutes.
  • Once the pressure has been released naturally (you will know pressure has been released when the float valve has dropped back down), slowly unlock and remove the lid.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes with tongs.


  • Please read the FAQ and Tips for Success info above before starting.
  • Timing is based on size of sweet potatoes:
Small Sweet Potatoes - 12 minutes, with natural release
Medium Sweet Potatoes - 16 minutes, with natural release
Large Sweet Potatoes - 22 minutes, with natural release
Extremely Large Sweet Potatoes - 27-30 minutes, or more, with natural release
  • I use a 6-quart Instant Pot. If yours is larger, you will need to add a little more water.
  • Nutrition info is for 1 medium sweet potato (130 g) with no toppings and is only to be used as a rough guide. Click to learn how nutrition info is determined on this website.


Serving: 1medium sweet potato (130 g) | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5000IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.1mg