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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

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If you're looking to add more superfood goodness to your diet, quick and easy Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are the answer!

While great on their own or with vegetable sides, I also like to serve sweet potatoes with Instant Pot Chicken and Green Beans.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes served in a bowl with broccoli and cheese

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthier Than Regular Potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are packed with vital nutrients, including vitamin B6, C and D.

Sweet potatoes contain magnesium which is thought of as the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. And making Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes couldn't be more simple and stress-free; just place them in the Instant Pot, set it, and walk away!

If you Google this question you are sure to come up with plenty of results. Some say sweet potatoes are better because they are lower on the glycemic index. The important thing to consider when comparing the two is how each type of potato is prepared.

Fried potato chips or French fries are less healthy than a steamed potato. So, while both sweet potatoes and white potatoes contain nutrients that provide health benefits, It is how you prepare the potatoes that really matters.

How to Top Sweet Potatoes

Once they're cooked, you can top and serve them anyway you like. To add a little Greek flare, sprinkle some feta cheese on top. Or if you're in the mood for Mexican, top them with salsa and sour cream.

For a hearty and filling entrée, serve with veggies on the side and a big scoop of homemade chili on top. You can even make them a dessert by topping them with marshmallows, or have them for breakfast with a drizzle of peanut butter. The possibilities really are endless!

One Tip for Cleaning Your Instant Pot

While cooking in the Instant Pot is quick and easy, it can sometimes leave behind stubborn stains and build-up. Here's an easy solution for returning the Instant Pot inner liner (the stainless steel pot) to its original sparkling state.

Sprinkle some Bar Keepers Friend in the bottom of the pot, add a touch of water, and give it a scrub with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. This simple combination really does work wonders!

More Recipes Like Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

If you like Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes, you've got the check out these other delicious sweet potato recipes:

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes prepared and served with broccoli and cheese

How to make Instant Pot sweet potatoes

Wash your sweet potatoes and pierce several times with a fork.

Fork poking holes in sweet potato

Add 1 cup water to the Instant Pot inner pot.

Put the sweet potatoes in a steamer basket, or place on trivet inside the Instant Pot.

Sweet potatoes placed in steamer basket sitting beside Instant Pot

Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing position.

Set to a manual high time for 17 minutes. When the cooking time has finished, do a natural pressure release, which will take about 10 minutes.

Steamer basket with sweet potatoes inside Instant Pot

Serve with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

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Recipe

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

sweet potato with broccoli in blue bowl

Making this Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes recipe couldn't be more simple and stress-free; just place them in the Instant Pot, set it, and walk away!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4-6 large sweet potatoes, washed and pierced with fork several times
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Add 1 cup water to the Instant Pot inner pot.
  2. Add sweet potatoes to a steamer basket or place on trivet in the Instant Pot.
  3. Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing position.
  4. Set to a manual high time for 17 minutes. When the cooking time has finished, do a natural pressure release, which will take about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 243Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 100mgCarbohydrates 56gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 9gSugar 18gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 5g

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