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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe is a simple fall side dish that uses just a few ingredients but rich and creamy in flavor!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 338 kcal


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 cup cold water or chicken broth
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, (cut into thin slices)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg



  • Peel and cut the sweet potatoes. Scrub and wash the sweet potato under running water then cut them into chunks that are no larger than 1-inch.

Pressure Cook:

  • Add liquid. Pour about 1 cup of cold water or chicken broth then place the steamer in the inner pot of a 6-quart Instant Pot.
  • Add sweet potatoes. Place the sweet potato chunks in the steamer basket and make sure the potatoes are not touching the water!
  • Pressure cook. Close the lid and make sure the pressure release valve is in the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE COOK and set HIGH.
    Set time to 8 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin.
    When the cooking cycle is done and beeps, quickly release the pressure.
  • Mash the sweet potatoes. Carefully remove the sweet potatoes from the heat and transfer them to a large bowl.
    Add unsalted butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and maple syrup. Use a fork to lightly mash the sweet potatoes to whatever consistency you like. Stir to combine. Adjust the seasoning with a pinch of salt or extra spices.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and serve warm. Enjoy!


Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 423mgPotassium: 776mgFiber: 7gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 32640IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 1mg
Keyword How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in an Instant Pot, Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Pressure Cooker Sweet Potatoes
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