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Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes come out perfectly soft, tender & fluffy every single time! Easy to make and doesn’t take up room in the oven.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Easy Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pressure cooker sweet potatoes, whole sweet potato recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom



  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes about 10-12 ounces each
  • 1 cup cold water

Optional Toppings

  • Butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Whipped cinnamon butter
  • Whipped butter
  • Marshmallows
  • Chopped pecans


  • Rinse and scrub the sweet potatoes (use a veggie scrubber brush). Prick each potato 4-5 times with a fork.
  • Add water to the Instant Pot.
  • Place the steaming trivet inside the pot and place the potatoes on top of the trivet.
  • Secure the lid and turn to seal the pot. Make sure the valve is set to “sealing”.
  • Using manual mode, set to high-pressure cook for 15 minutes. Actual time will vary based on the size of your sweet potatoes - less time for smaller potatoes, more time for larger ones.
  • Allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes. Carefully release any remaining pressure manually.
  • Carefully remove the lid, and remove cooked sweet potatoes (tongs work great!).
  • Serve with butter or other toppings of your choice.
  • Leftovers should be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


  • Use similar-sized potatoes for best results.
  • The total cook time includes time to come to pressure, cook time and natural release.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg