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Three cooked sweet potatoes on a platter with cinnamon sicks.

Pressure Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes cooked in the pressure cooker come out soft and tender in just minutes! 

Servings 4 servings


  • 4 small-medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups water


  1. Wash sweet potatoes. Carefully pierce each sweet potato a few times with a sharp knife. 

  2. Set steam rack or trivet into electric pressure cooker. Add water. Place sweet potatoes on the trivet. Close lid and set pressure valve to sealing. 

  3. Select high pressure and a 20-minute cook time. After cook time complete, allow the pressure cooker to rest for 5 minutes. Do not release pressure during this time. After 5 minutes, release pressure and carefully open the lid away from your face. 

  4. Pierce each sweet potato with a sharp skewer or knife. The knife should glide in easily. If the potatoes are hard, replace the lid. Set the valve to "sealing" and cook for an additional 5 minutes with another 5 minute natural release.