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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

This Instant Pot sweet potato casserole is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish or make it year round and serve it with dinner as a real treat! Topped with pecans or toasted marshmallows it is always kids favorite side with turkey.

If you want a sweeter choice to our Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes this is another one you should make. You can never have too many vegetable choices during the holidays.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Looking for a yummy new side dish? Try this Instant Pot sweet potato casserole, it is to die for. We are always coming up with new Instant Pot recipes for dinner but now that the holidays are getting closer we’re adding our favorite traditional dishes too so take a look. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Sweet Potato Casserole

Are you looking for some Instant Pot Thanksgiving recipes, we’ll show you how to make mashed pressure cooker sweet potatoes here. You don’t have to have an IP brand name either. If you have the dual machine called a Ninja Foodi this one works too and you can brown the top at the end with it too.

Want to keep them together more and not smashed? You can add the same brown sugar and sweets on top of your Instant Pot sweet potatoes cubed too if you’d rather. We have all the choices here because that’s what we do.

You can use your Ninja Foodie or Crockpot express for this too. It doesn’t matter what brand you happen to have at home, they all work the same.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

We make pressure cooker baked potatoes quite often too but sweet potatoes are a fun color with a different taste that the kids love, even if they aren’t in sweet potato casserole.

Add a bit of butter on top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar and it’s a sweet treat that can either be dessert or a side dish with protein. Here’s what sweet potatoes look like after they’re cooked in your pressure cooker….Super tender.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot sweet potatoes

Use any brand of pressure cooker you have. As long as it has the high pressure function and is electric the directions will work the same.

  1. Put 1.5 cups of water inside your pressure cooker
  2. Place the vegetable steamer basket inside and open it up
  3. Put your sweet potatoes on top like you see here
  4. Close your lid and steam valve
  5. Set to high pressure for 22 minutes
  6. Do a quick release
  7. Lift basket out
  8. Slice and serve as is or make sweet potato muffins.

You can make sweet potato in the air fryer as well! Of course a totally different texture as far as that one goes but another side dish winner.

ninja foodi potatoes

Instant Pot sweet potato casserole

Here are the items and ingredients you will need:

  • Casserole dish
    • ensure it is an oven safe baking dish
  • Large bowl
  • Trivet – I like one with handles
  • Potato masher
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Brown sugar
  • Sugar
  • Heavy cream
  • Melted butter
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Some like a drizzle of maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans are great on top of the sweet potato mixture – I like honey roasted pecans

You can leave the nuts off if you don’t like them or have a nut allergy and it will be just as good.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole 3

I don’t know about you but this dish is something I look forward to every year, but now this Instant Pot sweet potato casserole recipe makes it even easier to do.

Cooking in your Instant Pot during the holidays?

  • It frees up the oven for your turkey, though you can make a pressure cooker turkey in it too!
  • Pressure cookers allow you to cook an entire dish in one pot = less clean up
  • Making side dishes in your Instant Pot are quicker, so you can make them right at the end and assure they will be hot
  • You can keep dishes on warm right in the pot

If it’s the holidays and you’re looking for more Instant Pot Thanksgiving side dishes here are a few others you can make in your pressure cooker:

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole 2

Sweet Potato Casserole in Ninja Foodi

If you haven’t been pressure cooking during the holidays you’re missing out! Adding these melting sweet potatoes are a great side dish option for the holidays too! The printable recipe is below but here is a quick rundown of how we made this;

  • Place sweet potatoes in a steamer basket over 1 cup water in the inner pot. Close lid and set valve to sealing. Set for high pressure for 22 minutes. Do a quick release and remove the sweet potatoes from the instant pot. 
  • Remove peelings and mash in a large bowl with a fork.
    • Add in the sugar, butter, eggs and 1/4 c. of heavy cream and mix together until smooth.
    • If it is too thick for you, add a bit more heavy cream.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the topping ingredients.  
  • Place half of the potato mixture in a casserole dish that fits into your pressure cooker.
    • Cover with 1/2 the topping mixture, then cover dish with foil.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot and then lower the casserole dish into the inner pot on to a trivet. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. 
  • Do a quick release when the cooking time has finished. Remove the lid from pot and serve on a trivet. Remember this will be very hot so you may want to transfer to a cooler dish.

Enjoy as is or with tiny marshmallows on the top to dress it up and add more sweetness….. In a Foodi you can crisp the top with the air crisp function at 380 for 2 min.

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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

This Instant Pot sweet potato casserole is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish or make it year round and serve it with dinner as a real treat! 
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, pressure cooker, sweet potato casserole, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 636kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place sweet potatoes in a steamer basket over 1 cup water in the inner pot. Close lid and set valve to sealing. Set for high pressure for 22 minutes. Do a quick release and remove the sweet potatoes from the instant pot. 
  • Remove peelings and mash in a large bowl with a fork. Add in the sugar, butter, eggs and 1/4 c. of heavy cream and mix together until smooth. If it is too thick for you, add a bit more heavy cream.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the topping ingredients.  
  • Place 1/2 of potato mixture in a casserole dish that fits into your Instant Pot, cover with 1/2 the topping mixture, then cover dish with foil.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot and then lower the casserole dish into the inner pot on to a trivet. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. 
  • Do a quick release when the cooking time has finished, remove from pot and serve in another dish or on a trivet (this one will be hot).

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 636 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 594mg17%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 68g76%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 19840IU397%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sue

Thursday 18th of October 2018

Does this make 2 casseroles since it's only using 1/2 of the sweet potatoes & 1/2 of the topping?

Justine

Thursday 15th of November 2018

Yes it will make 2 batches basically

Lisa Siegmann

Thursday 15th of November 2018

I am wondering the same. Not sure if she left out to layer the other half of the SP and topping ONTO the original or if it is left to complete as a second batch to cook in the IP. Maybe she will weight in soon.

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