Pressure Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes


These are no ordinary mashed sweet potatoes. For one, they only take 15 minutes to make (thank you, Instant Pot!), and for another, they're seasoned with curry powder, lime, and jalapeno peppers.

Pressure Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
3 cups


  • 2 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/2 inch thick

  • cup canned unsweetened light or regular coconut milk

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder or garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh jalapeño chile pepper* or 1/2 tsp. Asian chili paste (sambal oelek)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts or toasted, flaked coconut

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, basil, and/or mint

  • Lime wedges


  1. Fill a 6-qt. electric or stove-top pressure cooker with 1 inch of water; add steamer rack. Place sweet potatoes on rack.

  2. Lock lid in place. Set electric cooker on high pressure to cook 5 minutes. For a stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, quickly release pressure. Open lid carefully.

  3. Drain sweet potatoes in a colander; return to cooker. Mash with a potato masher or an immersion blender until light and fluffy. In a small bowl stir together coconut milk, curry powder, jalapeño pepper, and salt; stir into potatoes.*

  4. Transfer mashed sweet potatoes to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with peanuts and herb(s). Serve with lime wedges.


If you'd like the sweet potatoes warmer, set electric cooker on sauté setting or place stove-top cooker over medium heat and cook, uncovered, until heated through, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

143 Calories
4g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 143
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 287mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4.3mg 22%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 382mg 8%
Folate, total 17.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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