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Cream Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes.

Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes – a quick, easy and simple way to get creamy and delicious mashed sweet potatoes every time!


  • 56 medium/large sweet potatoes
  • water
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup ghee (or butter)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes. Cut each sweet potato into about 6-8 chunks.
  2. Add potato chunks to your Instant Pot and then add enough water to just barely cover them.
  3. Secure the cover on your InstantPot.
  4. Cook on HIGH pressure for 8 minutes.
  5. Manually release pressure immediately (according to manufacturer’s instructions).
  6. Drain the potatoes and return to Instant Pot.
  7. Add ghee (or butter), maple syrup, coconut milk and salt.
  8. Use a hand mixer to mix.
  9. Taste and add additional ghee, maple syrup, coconut milk or salt as desired.
  10. Serve immediately.


  • Peeling Potatoes: Peeling the potatoes are optional, but it will turn out creamier if you do peel them.
  • Coconut Milk:  You could also sub in almond milk here, but coconut milk makes them a little extra creamy. I prefer this carton of coconut milk.
  • Ghee: To keep this recipe Whole30/Paleo use ghee, but you can easily sub butter if you prefer.
  • Hand Mixer: You could also just use a potato masher here, but I prefer to whip them with a hand mixer.  Use whatever you prefer.
  • Serving: Feel free to serve with a little extra maple syrup or even some chopped walnuts.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5-6 days.
  • Cook Time: The 8 minute cook time does not include the few minutes it will take for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure.
  • Halving the Recipe: Feel free to half the recipe for a smaller crowd!


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 76
  • Sugar: 6.1 g
  • Sodium: 52.4 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.2 mg

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