I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t use my Instant Pot to nearly it’s full potential…..
But I’m trying to make up for that lately. There’s also two other factors to consider my increase in it’s use more recently. 1- The #septemberWhole30 starts in a few days and this will be my first pregnant Whole30 which is a bit of unchartered territory for me so i’m prepping more than normal. 2- We’re moving next week. Like on days 5 and 6 of said September Whole30. So i’m on high alert to weed out any potential issues or road blocks now before things get crazy in a hurry! Translate that to: meal prep, meal prep, meal prep!
Another thing to consider is that I realize i’m not recreating the wheel here. Instant Pot recipes have literally blown up in the last year or so and I know there are other people out there who already have this sort of thing figured out. But since i’ve just started taking advantage of this sweet potato magic trick and did so solely by experimenting to get the texture and firmness of a baked sweet potato just how I like it, you better believe i’m going to share it here!
I eat a lot of sweet potatoes, and to be honest I get tired of turning my oven on for an hour and heating up the entire house (ok, that part isn’t too bad in the winter) while the potatoes bake. And sometimes, they come out dry and not quite the right texture I want. I feel like its usually a bit of a toss up whether or not they’ll be to my exact liking. Hence why I decided to mess with the “steam” function on my Instant Pot, so that I could keep some moisture in them to achieve that perfect level of firmness I love so much!
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*TIP*- If your potatoes or are larger, or have one large more bulbous end on them, increase your steam time to 18-19 minutes!
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Instant Pot "Baked" Sweet Potatoes
Want to save time and not heat your entire kitchen up from baking sweet potatoes in your oven? Cook them in your instant pot in nearly half the time!
- 4-6 Sweet Potatoes (Size determines how many you will fit)
- 1 Cup Water
Scrub/wash your sweet potatoes
Place trivet in the bottom of your instant pot so the potatoes are above the water
Pour 1 cup of water into your instant pot
Close lid and make sure vent is in the sealing position
Select steam option and set time for 16 minutes (This time is for medium sized sweet potatoes)
Your instant pot will begin to build pressure. Mine took about 10 minutes. Then it will steam for the 16 minutes. Once it beeps, allow steam to naturally release (don’t touch the manual steam release) Mine took about 15 min for the pressure to release naturally