Whole sweet potatoes in an instant pot recipe

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in an Instant Pot

How to cook sweet potatoes in an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker! It's very easy, and of course they are gluten free, paleo, whole30, vegan

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 111 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup water


  1. Add 1 cup of water to your Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker.

  2. Add a steamer basket that is suitable for pressure cookers to the inner pot, then place in two sweet potatoes.

  3. The cook time is variable and really depends on the size and width of the sweet potato, a fat potato may take longer than a skinny one that weighs the same. 

  4. Lock the lid, turn the vent to 'sealing' and using the manual setting, adjust it to cook for 16 minutes for a medium potato at High Pressure. Refer to the chart in the post for other cook times.

  5. At the end of the cook time, you can release the pressure quickly and then carefully remove the lid.

  6. If the potato is not fully cooked you can either microwave it on full for about a 30 seconds to a minute and see if that is cooked enough (often it is) or you can put the lid back on and add on another minute or so under pressure, then release the pressure in the same way as before when the time is up.

Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in an Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111
% Daily Value*
Sodium 77mg 3%
Potassium 438mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 368.9%
Vitamin C 3.8%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.