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These Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes are fluffy, creamy, and make the perfect side dish for winter, fall, a special occasion like Thanksgiving or Christmas, or whenever you want a big bowl of comfort!

Easy and Healthier Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes are smooth, creamy, and make the perfect side dish for winter, fall, a special occasion like Thanksgiving or Christmas, or whenever you want a big bowl of comfort!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Inactive time 10 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 183 kcal
Author Salt & Lavender

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled & cut into 2" chunks
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2-3 tablespoons (or to taste) heavy/whipping cream
  • Handful fresh parsley chopped finely
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh chives chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prep your sweet potatoes (peel & cut them into rough 2" or so pieces) and add them to your Instant Pot along with the vegetable broth.
  2. Close the lid, make sure the valve is on "sealing", and set the timer to cook the sweet potatoes for 8 minutes on high pressure (it'll take approx. 10 minutes or so to get up to pressure). 
  3. Add the butter to a small bowl and microwave until melted. 
  4. Manually release the pressure once the sweet potatoes are cooked. Test to make sure they're done by inserting a knife. If they're not done, put the lid back on and cook them on high pressure for another 2 minutes. 
  5. Carefully take the inner cooking pot out of the Instant Pot and drain the vegetable broth. I don't reserve the vegetable broth because, unlike mashed regular potatoes that need extra moisture, I didn't find the sweet potatoes needed it. You can keep the broth in a bowl just in case, though, and add it to the sweet potatoes if needed. 
  6. You can mash the sweet potatoes right in the inner pot on your counter (I don't like to mash them with the inner pot in the pressure cooker in case I damage the heating element). Add butter and one tablespoon of cream to the sweet potatoes. Mash the sweet potatoes and add more cream (one tablespoon at a time) as needed to get the texture you want. Season with salt and pepper (I'm pretty generous) and add the chives and parsley. Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy and Healthier Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.