Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes are an easy to make side dish that is full of flavor!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword instant pot mashed sweet potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 137kcal
Author Bintu Hardy | Recipes From A Pantry


  • 2 lbs (907g) sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup (237 ml) water
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp dairy free butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • salt to taste


  • Wash, peel and quarter sweet potatoes. But, if you prefer you can skip peeling them.
  • Add 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot insert, making sure it does not pass the fill line.
  • Place the potatoes inside the insert, cover your Instant Pot and set the valve to the SEALING position.
  • Select the Pressure Cook or Manual button (dependent upon IP model), select high pressure and set the timer to 14 minutes.
  • Cook till done, then perform a complete quick pressure release.
  • Carefully open the lid and remove the sweet potatoes from the Instant Pot. Make sure to drain off the cooking water.
  • Place sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients before mashing.
  • Serve your Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes warm.


Mashed Sweet Potatoes Instant Pot Tips

A few tips to help you get the best ever Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Mashed of your life.
  • You don’t need to peel your sweet potatoes. You can just cut them up and add in. Try it both ways and see what you prefer.
  • Make sure to scrub the sweet potatoes clean, as you don’t want to be tucking into gritty potatoes.
  • I prefer to cook the sweet potatoes directly in the insert to avoid washing up, but feel free to cook them on a trivet if you prefer.
  • You'll need to drain the cooking water from the sweet potatoes before mashing.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Mash Weight Watchers Points

There are 2 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes.



Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 16088IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg