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10-Minute Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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10-Minute Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe - #sweetpotato #instantpot #recipe #eatwell101 - This Instant Pot mashed sweet potato recipe is effortless and crowd-pleasing!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes – The Instant Pot is certainly the best way to make quick mashed sweet potatoes! Cube of sweet potatoes and garlic are cook for 10 minutes in the Instant Pot, then mashed and whipped with plenty of browned butter, salt, pepper, and a touch of organic maple syrup. You’ll only need 4 main ingredients. This perfect and effortless mashed sweet potato side dish recipe is super easy and crowd-pleasing, perfect for dinner or a festive meal. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the mashed sweet potatoes

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1. To make the mashed sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot: Add cut sweet potatoes, garlic, and water into the Instant Pot.

2. Place the lid on, turn, and lock. Press the “Manual” button on the Instant Pot on high pressure, and then set the timer to 10 minutes.

3. In the meantime, prepare the browned butter: Place butter in a light-colored medium skillet or saucepan (so you can better judge the color butter is taking). Heat over medium heat, and allow to cook, stirring occasionally until the butter has browned. Brown bits should just start to bubble up into foam and you’ll smell a nutty aroma. Filter the butter into a bowl using. fine mesh strainer so it doesn’t continue to cook and burn.

4. Once cook time is complete for the sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot, carefully quick-release the pressure from the pot. Drain the water from the instant pot insert. Mash the sweet potatoes and garlic with a potato masher, the texture should be chunky.

5. Add browned butter and maple syrup and blend using an electric hand mixer blend on low speed until fully combined. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Increase the mixer speed and whip until you get a smooth and creamy sweet potato puree.

6. Transfer the Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes to a serving bowl and add a drizzle of the browned butter, cracked pepper, and thyme leaves. Enjoy!

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Tips for the Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe

These Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes make a perfect healthy side dish for dinner any day of the week or for a festive meal!

  • You can make this Instant Pot Mashed sweet potatoes recipe vegan by using coconut oil or olive oil instead of clarified butter.
  • Be careful not to cook the butter too dark or it will give the mashed sweet potatoes a burnt aftertaste.
  • For a savory option, leave out the maple syrup and add 1/2 cup grated parmesan t the sweet potatoes instead.
  • For a more substantial garnish, crispy bacon bits and/or toasted pecans will be awesome.

How to get this creamy sweet potato texture?

The secret is in whipping the mashed sweet potatoes and butter with a mixer. The fat from browned butter helps to coat some of the starch particles so that the texture stays creamy but not gluey. You’ll just love the fluffy texture! You can also try a mix of 2/3 sweet potatoes and 1/3 Yukon gold to balance the texture.

What sweet potatoes are best for the mashed sweet potatoes recipe?

We recommend Garnet sweet potatoes, Beauregard, or jewel. They have a bright orange flesh that cooks up to be very sweet and moist. For quick and even cooking of the sweet potatoes, make sure to cut them into 1-inch pieces.

How and how long to keep the mashed sweet potato leftovers?

This mashed sweet potato keeps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave. You can also freeze portions of the mashed sweet potatoes but note they lose some of their flavor and texture when frozen.

Are sweet potatoes good for you?

Yes, they are! Sweet potatoes are loaded with good carbs, vitamin A, fiber, iron, and calcium just to name a few. Sweet potatoes are super versatile to cook with and can be roasted, grated, stuffed, cooked in the instant pot, or even blended in soups.

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