Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes are quick AND easy. We show you how to use our most beloved kitchen gadget to get you this delicacy in a flash!
Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes feature the kitchen gadget that started it ALL! My Momma gave me mine years ago and I have been obsessed ever since!
We offer tons of recipes that feature this amazing gadget. Be sure and check out our recipes for BABY BACK RIBS to get the amazing way to do what should be a complicated dish. Or to just use it to simply to make things that make life easier like our recipe for INSTANT POT RICE. We have something to fit any need you may have.
Two things! Sweet Potatoes and water are all you need for the best and quickest way to get this southern delicacy!
- Medium Sweet Potatoes
- Electric Pressure Cooker
- Butter or other toppings as desired
See recipe card for quantities.
This is as easy as it gets! We just do a tad bit of prep work and then we set to cook and let the Electric Pressure Cooker do all of the work!
Wash sweet potatoes well and pierce skin just slightly with a fork on all sides.
Add trivet to inner liner of Instant Pot and add one cup of water.
Add sweet potatoes in the liner of the pot.
Set to Pressure cook for 18-20 minutes.
Allow pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes. Carefully release remaining pressure and open lid. Remove potatoes and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Bring potatoes to room temperature and seal in an airtight container. Store in refrigerator and should last for about a week.
Tips and Tricks
Yes! Most regular potatoes will not need as much cooking time. For regular potatoes, because of a thinner skin, should only need about 10-15 minutes on a cook time.
Depending on the size of the potatoes, this will determine your cook time. Even with some really large ones, the cook time shouldn't be more than about 25 minutes. The beautiful thing about your pressure cooker is that you can pop them back in if they are not done and add a 5 minute cooking time that should come back up to pressure pretty fast.
Great ways to use leftover Sweet Potatoes
I am the queen of leftovers! If you have some leftover sweet potatoes, try them in this SWEET POTATO SOUP .
There are all kinds of uses for this low carb sweet fix nowadays. Many food brands have sweet potato substitutions for things you love. My friend Elise has a great way to use TRADER JOE'S SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI. You should definitely check it out!
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Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes
- 4 to 6 medium Sweet Potatoes
- 1 cup water
- Wash sweet potatoes well. Dry and pierce on all sides
with a fork.
- Place trivet in liner of instant pot.
- Pour in 1 cup of water.
- Place potatoes on trivet. Close lid. seal vent and set timer to 18-20 minutes.
- When cook time is complete, allow pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes. Open seal
carefully to release any remaining steam.
- Carefully remove potatoes and allow to rest for 5 minutes.