The easiest way to make sweet potatoes! This dish is perfect for serving at Thanksgiving or any special dinner to a large group.
- 5 large sweet potatoes, about 2 pounds
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, I like Ceylon cinnamon
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
- 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut butter
- Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into approximately 1-inch chunks. Add the chunks to the bowl of a pressure cooker.
- Add the salt, thyme, and cinnamon to the sweet potatoes and toss to combine.
- Pour in the water and lock the lid on the pressure cooker.
- Cook the sweet potatoes on high pressure for 8 minutes and quick-release the pressure.
- Add the maple syrup and ghee or coconut butter to the potatoes and use a spatula to mix together. Mash the potatoes using the spatula and serve immediately.
- Refrigerate any leftovers and re-heat on the stovetop with about ¼ cup of almond milk to add extra creaminess.
VEGAN: use coconut butter instead of ghee
PALEO: use coconut butter or ghee
- Category: Side dish
- Method: Instant pot, pressure cooker
- Cuisine: paleo, vegan, easy
Keywords: sweet potatoes in the instant pot, instant pot sweet potatoes, instant pot sweet potato mash