Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes is a classic holiday side dish that makes a great year round treat. Done in under 30 minutes this is a quick and healthy side dish that can be made ahead. You can pair this side dish with any meat, and serve it sweet or savory.
4sweet potatoespeeled, and cubed into 1-inch pieces
1cupwaterfor cooking, minimum amount for your model
4tablespoonsunsalted butteroptional, can substitute with coconut oil
Insert rack inside Instant Pot, and add minimum amount of water for your model.
Add prepared sweet potatoes. Cook on high pressure for 8-minutes followed by a 5-minute natural pressure release.
Drain sweet potatoes, and return to pot. Add butter, and melt on saute while draining. Add cinnamon, mash, and serve.
Can be prepared two days in advance. Serve immediately, or store in airtight container for up to one week. Can be frozen for up to three months.
To make these savory use chicken broth instead of water to cook. Mix with butter, fresh herbs, and sour cream. To make these sweet add some butter, brown sugar or honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and heavy whipping cream.Make sure you drain the potatoes really well to prevent the mash from getting to soggy. You can cook in a steamer basket inside the Instant Pot instead of just using the rack.