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Close up of Bowl of Candied Sweet potatoes in front of Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Candied Sweet Potatoes

Sweet starchy sweet potatoes, mixed in with a homemade caramel sauce and chopped pecans make for the most delicious and easy-to-make Instant Pot Candied Sweet Potatoes side dish recipe.
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Course: Instant Pot, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 145kcal


  • 5 medium size orange flesh sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed firm
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped


  • In a 6-quart Instant Pot, place the peeled, rinsed, and chopped sweet potatoes in the pot. Fill with 1 cup of water. Set the Instant Pot to "manual" pressure for 2 minutes. Once the timer goes off, carefully, release the pressure.
  • Drain the potatoes and set to the side.
  • Place the pot back in base. Turn the Instant Pot to "saute" mode. Melt the stick of butter. Then add in the brown sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon. Mix well until everything is about incorporated (about 2 minutes). Mix in the chopped pecans.
  • Turn the Instant Pot off, carefully add the sweet potatoes back to the Instant Pot. Fold the caramel mixture into the potatoes. Let stay on "warm" setting until ready to serve.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 11527IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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