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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

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Today. I am sharing this fantastic Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole recipe. Sweet Potato happens to be one of my favorite foods and the one thing I look forward to the most at Christmas. This easy sweet potato casserole recipe goes great with any roast and is perfect for Thanksgiving too. 

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: The Instant Pot cuts cooking time, making this a speedy side dish.
  • Sweet and Savory: This casserole perfectly balances the sweetness of potatoes and savory toppings.
  • Holiday Favorite: A classic dish that’s perfect for Thanksgiving or any festive gathering.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Water: Used as the cooking liquid in the Instant Pot, it helps to steam and soften the sweet potatoes to perfection.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Provide a naturally sweet, hearty base that becomes incredibly tender and creamy when cooked in the Instant Pot.
  • Heavy Cream: Adds a rich, velvety texture to the sweet potato mixture, enhancing the overall mouthfeel of the casserole.
  • Eggs: Act as a binding agent in the casserole, helping to hold all the ingredients together while also providing a subtle richness.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a deep, molasses-like sweetness to the dish, complementing the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes.
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhances the sweet flavors in the casserole and adds a hint of aromatic complexity.
  • Cinnamon: This warm spice adds a comforting note of flavor that pairs beautifully with the sweet potatoes.
  • Salt: Enhances all other flavors and balances the sweetness of the casserole.
  • Nutmeg: Adds a warm, nutty flavor that complements the cinnamon and sweet potatoes perfectly.

For the Streusel Topping:

  • butter (softened)
  • Flour
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt (optional)
  • nutmeg
  • chopped pecans
Ingredients Needed for Sweet Potato Casserole.

How To Make Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole?

Step One: Prepare Sweet Potatoes

Cut the sweet potatoes in half.

Step Two: Add Water

Place in the instant pot along with 1 cup of water.

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Step Three: Pressure Cook

Secure the lid and set to Manual for 8 minutes. Quick release.

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Step Four: Remove The Skin

Remove the skins from the sweet potatoes and drain out the water in the Instant Pot.

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Step Five: Prepare Mixture

In a bowl (or the bowl of the Instant Pot), use an electric mixer or potato masher to combine the sweet potatoes, heavy cream, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.

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Step Six: Transfer Mixture

Spoon the sweet potato filling into a heat-proof bowl or casserole dish that will fit in the Instant Pot.

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Step Seven: Combine Streusel Topping Ingredients

Combine the streusel topping ingredients.

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Step Eight: Sprinkle Streusel Topping

Sprinkle the streusel topping over the sweet potato casserole.

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Step Nine: Add Water and Pecans

Place 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot, followed by the trivet that the IP came with. Next add the peacans to the top of the sweet potato casserole.

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Step Ten: Prepare Instant Pot

Place the sweet potato casserole over the trivet and secure the IP lid.

Step Eleven: Pressure Cook

Set to manual for 15 minutes. Natural release.

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Step Twelve: Serve

Your Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is now read to serve! This is a great side dish to go with a roast, your Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner.

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Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: Keep leftover sweet potato casserole in the refrigerator, stored in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap, and consume within 3-4 days for optimal taste and safety.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, freeze sweet potato casserole tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or use a freezer-safe container. Label with the date and freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  • Thaw: When ready to enjoy frozen sweet potato casserole, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight to maintain its texture. Reheat sweet potato casserole thoroughly before serving.
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What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts: Flavorful sprouts are the perfect contrast to the sweet potatoes.
  • Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes with a rich buttery flavor, a classic choice.
  • Turkey Breast: This sweet potato casserole is the perfect dish to serve with Turkey breast at your Thanksgiving Dinner.
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FAQ’S

Can You Make Sweet Potato Casserole Ahead Of Time?

Yes. If you want to make the casserole early, cool and store sweet potato casserole in the baking dish in the fridge. Then simply reheat for 20 minutes in the oven before serving.

Can I Use Canned Sweet Potatoes?

Yes you can use Instant Pot steamed potatoes or canned potatoes to make this recipe. Both will end up as mashed sweet potatoes before being baked in the oveN.

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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

If you are looking for something best sweet dishes you can serve to your family during Christmas and Thanksgiving, then you can follow this Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 6 medium-sized sweet potatoes (approximately 3.5lb)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. First, cut the sweet potatoes in half. Then place in the instant pot along with 1 cup of water. Secure the lid and set to Manual for 8 minutes. Quick release.
  2. Remove the skins – they should come off easily – and drain out the water in the Instant Pot. In a bowl (or the bowl of the instant pot), use an electric mixer to combine the sweet potatoes, heavy cream, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. 
  3. Spoon the mixture into a heat-proof bowl or casserole dish that will fit in the Instant Pot. 
  4. FOR STREUSEL TOPPING:
  5. Combine the streusel topping ingredients. Then sprinkle the streusel topping over the sweet potato casserole.
  6. Place 1 cup of water in the instant pot, followed by the trivet that the IP came with. Next add the pecans to the top of the sweet potato casserole.
  7. Place the sweet potato casserole over the trivet and secure the IP lid. Set to manual for 15 minutes. Natural release.
  8. Your Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is now read to serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 844mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 6gSugar: 31gProtein: 7g

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