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How to Make Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

This post will teach you How to Make Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot, one of the very best side dishes! These Sweet Potatoes are smooth and soft and the perfect hands-off recipe.
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Course: Side Dish, vegetables
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 31 minutes
Natural Pressure Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
Servings: 2 Potatoes


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 2 LARGE sweet potatoes


  • Use a fork to pierce the skin of your sweet potatoes.
  • Put the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot, and pour 2 cups of water into the pot.
  • Set the timer to HIGH for 31 minutes. When the timer is done, allow for a 10 minute Natural Pressure Release. Open the Instant Pot and enjoy!


Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 
Recipe was made using an 8 qt pot.
  • Sweet Potatoes: This recipe uses large sweet potatoes. This is very important, as the size of sweet potatoes affects the cook time of the potatoes. See below for further information on cook time. Also make sure to scrub the outside of your sweet potatoes before piercing them with a fork! 
  • Adjust the cook time based off of how large or small your sweet potatoes are. The largest sweet potatoes will take a cook time of 31 minutes. Medium sweet potatoes will take about 26 minutes and small sweet potatoes can be cooked for about 20 minutes.
  •  If you’d like sweet potatoes that have a little more structure, you can reduce the cook time by about 5-7 minutes per size. 
  • If you open up the Instant Pot and wish that your sweet potato was cooked a bit more, feel free to put the lid back on the Instant Pot and cook for a few more minutes, depending on how much more cooked you would like them. If you do this, don’t forget to add about 2 cups more water into the Instant Pot, or you will be left with a burn notice (and those are no fun!)
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