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Our Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes combine sweet and savory flavors to create a tasty side dish that’s perfect for the holidays!
We’re over halfway through September, do you know what that means? Fall recipes will be in full swing.
With that in mind, Kim and I are sharing her Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes recipe.
It’s a simple, no-fail recipe that combines the flavors of Fall into a slighty sweetened and creamy side dish.
You’ll need a few Fall spices and ingredients, like brown sugar, vanilla, and ground cinnamon.
Using a pressure cooker ensures the potatoes are evenly cooked and not over boiled. So, shall we get started?
How to make mashed sweet potatoes in an Instant Pot?
First, start by rinsing, drying, and peeling the sweet taters. After that, cut them into equal-sized slices or cubes.
Next, place the stainless steel liner into the pot. Also, place a trivet into the liner. Pour in 1-cup of water.
Now, layer the potatoes onto to the trivet. Check and make sure the rubber seal is in place on the lid and close the machine.
Seal the valve and set the timer for 12-minutes (high pressure/manual cook).
Then, once the timer goes off, allow for a 10-minute natural release.
Afterward, carefully open the valve to release the rest of the steam.
Open the lid, remove the sweet potatoes, take out the trivet, and drain the water.
Once the liner is empty, return the potatoes to the liner. Mash the taters (using a masher or fork).
Last, stir in the brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. That’s it, the Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes are done!
Kim and I hope you enjoy the side dish and wish you all the best 🙂
- If you don’t have a trivet, you can dump the potatoes into the water. However, we’ve never tried this before, so we cannot guarantee the potatoes won’t stick and burn.
- Peeling the potatoes is optional. If you’re like me, then you enjoy potato skins, so feel free to leave them intact if you wish.
- Try substituting maple syrup in place of the brown sugar. It will add another layer of flavor to the dish.
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- 2 Pounds Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
- 1 Cup Water
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Unsalted butter
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Place a trivet and 1 cup of water into the stainless steel liner of the Instant Pot. Layer the sweet potatoes on top of the trivet.
Close the lid, set the valve to “sealing,” and press the manual (pressure cook) button. Adjust the time to 12 minutes (14 minutes if the sweet potatoes pieces are large). After the time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before opening the valve to release any remaining pressure.
Use a spoon to remove the potatoes, then take out the trivet, and drain the water. Return the potatoes to the stainless steel liner. Use a potato masher or a hand mixer to mash the potatoes.
Add the brown sugar, butter, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
Serve hot with extra butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar for garnish. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of about 3/4-cup of mashed sweet potatoes. Actual calories will vary. For more information and tips, please refer to the post.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g
*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.