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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Recipe Guide

Written by: Emily Smith

Cooking up sweet potatoes in my Instant Pot is a breeze. Just a quick scrub, pop them in with some water, and voila! Perfectly cooked, delicious sweet potatoes in no time!

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Peeling back the skin, steam escaping, rich sweet potato aroma fills my kitchen. Ah, nothing quite matches the satisfaction of perfectly cooked sweet potatoes. Incredibly simple, yet deeply satisfying, this Instant Pot sweet potato recipe has saved my dinners more times than I can count. Just imagine: soft, fluffy, naturally sweet, and ready to serve in under 30 minutes. What's not to love? Don't believe me? Stick around, give this recipe a try, you won't be disappointed.

Ingredients for Delicious Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

  • Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes provide natural sweetness and a creamy texture, making them the star ingredient of this dish.
  • Water: Water is essential for creating steam in the instant pot to cook the sweet potatoes to perfection.

Essential Tools for Making Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking time by using high pressure to cook the sweet potatoes quickly and efficiently.
  • Trivet: Elevates the sweet potatoes above the water, allowing them to steam instead of boil, preserving their texture.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup water

Instructions:

  1. Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes.
  2. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.
  3. Put the sweet potatoes on the trivet.
  4. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  5. Quick release the pressure and carefully remove the sweet potatoes.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 112 kcal | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Protein: 2 g | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 41 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 5 g | Calcium: 39 mg | Potassium: 438 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 18456 µg | Vitamin C: 3 mg

Can You Make Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the sweet potatoes as per the recipe.
  • Let them cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the sweet potatoes as per the recipe.
  • Allow them to cool completely.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.

Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining healthy vision and a strong immune system.

Common Questions About Making Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

FAQ:
Can I cook the sweet potatoes without a trivet in the Instant Pot?
Yes, you can cook the sweet potatoes without a trivet in the Instant Pot. Just place them directly in the water.
Do I need to peel the sweet potatoes before cooking them in the Instant Pot?
No, you do not need to peel the sweet potatoes before cooking them in the Instant Pot. The skin will easily come off after cooking.
How long can I store the cooked sweet potatoes?
You can store the cooked sweet potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Can I add seasoning to the sweet potatoes before cooking them in the Instant Pot?
Yes, you can add seasoning like salt, pepper, or herbs to the sweet potatoes before cooking them in the Instant Pot for added flavor.
Can I freeze the cooked sweet potatoes?
Yes, you can freeze the cooked sweet potatoes. Allow them to cool completely, then store them in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

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