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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!
Servings 4
Total Time 25 mins


  • 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


  • 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~ :)



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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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 273kcal


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