Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Learn how to make Easy Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Pressure Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes). Switch up your mashed potatoes with this buttery smooth, sweet & savory side dish – perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays. Sure to be a hit with your family & friends!

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Growing up in Hong Kong, winter has officially arrived when I see hawkers push out their huge black woks filled with burning hot coals on a wooden cart.

You’ll know from afar because of the loud “cling cling clang clang” sounds they make with their long wok spatula as they flip the coals. 

As you walk by, you just couldn’t resist the warm sweet smell of roasted sweet potatoes (or roasted chestnuts).

Roasted Sweet Potato (Chinese: 煨番薯) is a classic Hong Kong street food. The sweet potatoes are slow cooked with the coals’ heat. The sweet potatoes texture is so creamy soft & smooth, somewhat like mashed sweet potatoes.

This ultimate hearty comfort food is simple, frugal, nutritious, satisfying, and delicious.

Let’s kick it up a notch with these buttery sweet & savory Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Don’t just save this Instant Pot Sweet Potato Mash for Thanksgiving! 😉

– Easy . Creamy . Savory Sweet Potato Mash –

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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Learn how to make Easy Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Pressure Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes). Buttery smooth, sweet & savory side dish - perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Sure to be a hit with your family and friends!
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Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds garnet sweet potatoes , cut into 1” chunks
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Fine sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • Peel and Cut Sweet Potatoes: Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1” chunks.
  • Pressure Cook Sweet Potatoes: Pour 1 cup of cold water & place a steamer basket in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Place sweet potato chunks in the basket.
    Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 8 minutes, then Quick Release. Open the lid.
  • Mash Sweet Potatoes: Place the cooked sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Use a potato masher to partially mash sweet potatoes.
    Add ¼ tsp nutmeg, 2 – 3 tbsp unsalted butter, and 2 tbsp maple syrup to the sweet potatoes. Mash and mix the sweet potatoes into desired consistency. Taste and season with a pinch of fine sea salt.
  • Serve Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Serve the creamy mashed sweet potatoes as a side dish. We love it with seared flank steaks, pork loins, and ducks. Enjoy~ 🙂
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Recipe Notes:

Sweet Potatoes Sizes: 1" chunks or cubes yields the best results because the sweet potatoes cook faster and more evenly.
Seasoning: In step 3, don't forget to season with salt to enhance the flavors and balance out the dish.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 787mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 32351IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: World
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Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Prepare 5 simple ingredients for cooking Mashed Sweet Potatoes in Instant Pot:

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Unsalted Butter – it’s important to use unsalted butter because different brands and boxes of salted butter will have varying levels of salt. Thus, by using unsalted butter, you’ll have control over how much to salt the mashed sweet potatoes in the end.

Fine Sea Salt – it’s important to season the sweet potato mash with salt to bring out, enhance, & balance the flavors of the final mashed sweet potatoes!

Tools for Cooking Mashed Sweet Potatoes in Instant Pot

1

Peel and Cut Sweet Potatoes


Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1” chunks.

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*Pro Tip: We’ve conducted various experiments with pressure cooking different sizes of sweet potatoes in Instant Pot, and 1″ chunks or cubes yielded the best results. The sweet potatoes cook faster and more evenly this way.

2

Pressure Cook Sweet Potatoes


Pour 1 cup of cold water & place a steamer basket in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Place sweet potato chunks in the basket.

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Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure cook at High Pressure for 8 minutes, then Quick Release.

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Carefully open the lid.

3

Mash Sweet Potatoes


Place the cooked sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Use a potato masher to partially mash sweet potatoes.

Add ¼ tsp nutmeg, 2 – 3 tbsp unsalted butter, and 2 tbsp maple syrup to the sweet potatoes.

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Mash and mix the sweet potatoes into desired consistency.

Taste and season with a pinch of fine sea salt.

4

Serve Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Serve the creamy pressure cooker mashed sweet potatoes as a side dish.

*Pro Tip: We love it with seared flank steaks, pork loins, and ducks. Enjoy~ 🙂

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Tiffany

What does the trivet look like? Can I put it right on the little steamer that the instant pot cane with?

Donna Marie Feigle

I wonder WHY I can not copy your Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe ?
I clicked on the Print Recipe Link it came up and will not Print, Any Ideas ! ?? HELP…. I’m a new InstaPot Person………Your site seems GREAT!! BTW……..:)
Do I need to join your site or Just put your site in My Favorites List ?

Linda Fong

What is the maximum number of sweet potatoes one can make at one time using the Instant Pot? I am preparing a huge TG dinner. I expect to have to use the pot several times. Just wonder what is the capacity?

Katie

I’ve read several recipes that have you using orange juice for the liquid, which would add lots of flavor, but I’ve seen mixed reviews on whether or not it would make the recipe “un-paleo.” My thoughts would be that it could possibly be made this way if you used fresh squeezed OJ, not processed. Thoughts?

Victoria

I love your site! I saw recipes that skipped the steamer basket but it seemed a bit odd to me to cook them in water that would be incorporated into the dish. However, if you use orange juice, it suddenly seems ok to me to incorporate. If doing so, would it make sense put seasonings inside to cook with it (like I do with the slow cooker)? Or do you think it is better to season afterwards?
Thank so you much for all your generous assistance. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jessie

I’ve tried this twice now- at first with 1 cup of water and the second time with 2 cups-and each time the instant pot has given me the “burn” reading, and I’ve had to remove caked, burnt bits of sweet potato from the bottom. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

Jessie

Ah, maybe I didn’t have the handle turned all the way to “sealed”. Whoops- still figuring this thing out, this was my first time using it haha. Ill try again. Thanks so much for responding. ☺️

Mimi

Just made this, and it came out great! Thanks for the tips!

CHRISTOPHER

I’m guessing you peel the sweet potatoes first?!

Kristin Stanley

I’d love to make this, but I don’t have a steamer basket for my instant pot. Can I put the trivet in the bottom and lay a few strips of foil across the trivet with the potato chunks on top?

Jenna

Tried this tonight and like your other recipes, it was spot on. Thank you for yet another delicious (and reliable) recipe!5 stars

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