Instant pot mashed sweet potatoes are a colorful and tasty alternative to the classic pale side dish. The electric pressure cooker transforms the dense tubers into soft and tender pieces that are easy to mash. For this recipe, I keep it simple and fold in warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, a pinch of salt, and a hint of butter to enhance the natural caramel flavors of the potato.
The pressure built up in the Instant Pot elevates the cooking temperatures while using hot steam to soften the cells of the potato within minutes. The result is tender taters that can be made into a creamy puree. Sweet potatoes already have a plentiful amount of natural sugar, so I just add warm holiday spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to balance the taste. It’s like dessert in a bowl, but without the guilt!
All that’s needed for this pressure cooking technique is a few pounds of chopped sweet potatoes and water. Additional mix-ins are up to you as this recipe makes for a versatile base to create a sweeter or more savory flavor….
Filed Under: American, Christmas, Dairy Free, Fall, Halloween, & Thanksgiving, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Healthy Recipes, Make Ahead, Pressure Cooker, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole30 Tagged With: butter, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, salt, sweet potato