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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes (yams) are incredibly easy to make with only 2 ingredients and less than 30 mins

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
Course Main
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 55kcal


  • 4 sweet potatoes (small) scrubbed
  • 250 ml water


  • Add water to the Instant Pot bowl.
  • Add in the steaming rack and then place the sweet potatoes on the rack.
  • Cover and seal the Instant Pot
  • Select the steam programme, set timer for about 12 mins and let cook till done.
  • Allow the Instant Pot pressure to reduce naturally, this may take about 15 minutes.
  • Open, remove the sweet potato and serve.


  • Cook time does not include time to come up to pressure or for pressure to release.
  • The cooking time may vary a bit depending on the size of your sweet potato.  I tend to use smaller sweet potatoes. Medium to larger sweet potatoes can take anything from 15-18 mins to cook. Try 12 mins the first time you cook some and see their doneness. And adapt the cooking time on the next go.
Weight Watchers Points in Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
If you use small sweet potatoes (about 60g / 2.1 oz each), there are 2 Freestyle points per serving.


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9220IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg