Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked potatoes have never been easier, or more healthy! We used sweet potatoes in our Instant Pot for this savory dish and we will never cook them in the oven again! You can use this method on any kind of potato.

We’re learning that you can make just about anything in your instant pot, including potatoes! No more waiting for them to roast in the oven, you can have perfectly “baked” potatoes done and on your table in under 30 minutes.

We used yellow sweet potatoes in this recipe, but orange sweet potatoes (yams), russet potatoes, or yellow potatoes can also be cooked in your slow cooker using the same method.

Make sure to adjust your time. If your potatoes are smaller, they may cook in just 10 minutes. For large potatoes, adjust the time accordingly. It works best if all of your potatoes are similar in size to avoid some cooking faster than others.

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What is an Instant Pot?

Haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? Well, you may want to consider it just for this recipe alone!

Instant Pot is a seven-in-one multi-cooker that works as an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer, and sauté pan all in one.

Sounds a little too good to be true, but we promise it’s worth every penny! I haven’t used my slow cooker in weeks, which is saying a lot for this 3-4 times a week slow cooking girl!

Check out the reviews on the Instant Pot on Amazon and join the 1000’s of people who LOVE it! You can read about it HERE.

if you love these instant pot sweet potatoes, you need to try our instant pot dr pepper pulled pork! It’s so moist and full of flavor.


How to cook sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot

Using your trivet or a steamer basket/shelf is key in cooking potatoes. You don’t want your potatoes on the bottom of your pot or touching the water.

  1. Wash and scrub potatoes to remove any dirt or grime. Rub your sweet potatoes with some salt and pepper to flavor the skin a little bit. (Eating the skin is totally optional, but it gives the whole potato a better taste!)
  2. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. This is another crucial step. Without the water, your potatoes won’t cook!
  3. Place your potatoes on top of your trivet, and seal your instant pot. Make sure your knob is turned to sealing or your Instant Pot will not pressurize.
  4. Set your Instant Pot to 15 minutes on manual, or on high pressure. After the 15 minutes, let the steam naturally release for 20 minutes to allow them to finish cooking.
  5. Remove from Instant Pot and slice in half. Perfect potatoes every single time!

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Serves: 3

Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup water
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon dried chives


  1. Wash and scrub potatoes.
  2. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot.
  3. Place trivet or steamer basket into your Instant Pot.
  4. Place potatoes on trivet and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Put on and seal lid, cook on manual or high pressure for 15 minutes.
  6. Let the steam naturally release for 20 minutes to allow them to finish cooking.
  7. Remove from potatoes Instant Pot, and slice in half.
  8. Top sweet potatoes with butter, sour cream, bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and dried chives.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!



1291 cal


85 g


94 g


39 g
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