Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

A simple and easy side dish recipe that’s perfect for holidays or any day when you find yourself with sweet potatoes in need of a fast recipe.

a glass bowl filled with mashed sweet potatoes in front of an instant pot

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Making mashed sweet potatoes for the holidays is a common trend among many houses in the US, but making them in the Instant Pot- not so much. Once you try these Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes, you’ll wonder why you never tried making them this way before.

With such an easy step by step process, you can have flavorful, spiced sweet potatoes ready for eating as-is or turning into a fast casserole dish to share alongside your feast.

a glass bowl filled with mashed sweet potatoes

Sweet Potato Mash Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Water
  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon

What you’ll need to make this recipe

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Tips for making mashed sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot

We love sweet potato casserole and I actually find myself making it a few times a year. While I normally make stovetop sweet potatoes, making them in the Instant Pot is such a simple process that it may just become the norm around here.

Tossing everything into the IP and just letting it do its thing is so much easier than any other sweet potato recipe I’ve tried and I’ve tried a lot haha.

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FAQ’s about sweet potatoes recipe

Can I use yams instead of sweet potatoes?

Yes, yams and sweet potatoes can easily be interchanged in this recipe as needed.

How long are leftover mashed sweet potatoes good for?

Store your leftover mashed sweet potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for no more than 3-5 days.

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How to make Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes

Wash, peel, and cube your sweet potatoes.

Place the sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot, either in a steamer basket (if you have one) or in the pot itself. Add in 1 cup of water and close the lid.

Cook on High Pressure for 8 minutes.

Do a Quick Pressure Release and open your Instant Pot. Do NOT turn it off.

Drain all liquid and place the sweet potatoes into a colander (or leave them in the steamer basket).

Melt the butter in the pot while your IP is still on “warm” mode.

Add in the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.

Add the potatoes back into the pot and mash.

Mix to combine everything, and then serve warm or follow notes for marshmallow topped casserole.

mashed sweet potatoes in a bowl and on a spoon to the side

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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

A simple and easy side dish recipe that's perfect for holidays or any day when you find yourself with sweet potatoes in need of a fast recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Additional Time5 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot mashed sweet potatoes, instant pot sweet potato mash, mashed sweet potatoes in instant pot, pressure cooker mashed sweet potatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup water (for cooking)
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1-2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Wash, peel, and cube your sweet potatoes to about 1 inch cubes.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot, either in a steamer basket (if you have one) or in the pot itself. Add in 1 cup of water and close the lid.
  • Set the valve to seal and cook on High Pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Do a Quick Pressure Release and open your Instant Pot. Do NOT turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Drain all liquid from inside and place the sweet potatoes into a colander ( or leave in a steamer basket).
  • While your IP is still on "warm" mode, melt the butter in the pot.
  • Add in the brown sugar, maple syrup, salt, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  • Add the potatoes back into the pot and mash.
  • Mix to combine everything, and then serve warm.
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Notes

Optional: Remove mashed potatoes from Instant Pot and place into greased casserole dish. Top with mini marshmallows and broil in oven on High for 1 minute until toasted.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.9g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 15.3mg | Sodium: 85.9mg | Potassium: 513.2mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 7.8g | Vitamin A: 1120.6IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 49.5mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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