Instant Pot Candied Sweet Potatoes


Whether you call them candied yams or candied sweet potatoes, they'll be ready in no time at all in your Instant Pot.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch slices then cubed

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons margarine

  • 1 cup water


  1. Toss sweet potatoes with cornstarch in a resealable plastic bag until evenly coated.

  2. Place coated sweet potatoes into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Add maple syrup, white sugar, brown sugar, and margarine. Pour in water and stir to combine. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 4 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to the manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
4g Fat
57g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 520mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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