Ode to Instant Pot: Fiesta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes!

When I picked up Momma’s first Instant Pot, the DUO50, I was in my second trimester and obsessed with becoming this amazing Earth mother with a perpetually clean house and an expertly crafted meal on the table at all times even after achieving rock star status in the office. I may never actualize that dream, but, if there was a kitchen gadget that could have a part in that achievement, it would be my Instant Pot.

I’m sure I’ll expand more on that later, but for now I want to share this crazy easy and quick vegan meal I threw together in my IP.  Behold…




  • Several sweet potatoes
  • Can of Organic Black Beans
  • Guacamole
    • 1 Avocado
    • 2×1″ chunk of red onion
    • Cilantro (to taste)
    • 1-2 Cloves Fresh Garlic
    • 1 Pint of Random Cherry Tomatoes (I had purple, red, and yellow varieties in the mix I got from Whole Foods)
    • 1tsp Smoked Paprika
    • Salt (to taste)
    • Black Pepper (to taste)


Prep:  Wash potatoes thoroughly.  Cover the bottom of the IP with 1-2 cups of water (I was using my 8 quart IP and needed 2).  Place the rack thing into the IP and arrange potatoes on it.  Put the lid on, verify pressure valve is set.

IP:  Set to Manual, High Pressure, for 14 minutes (if small like mine – they were less than 2″ in diameter at thickest point) to 16 minutes (if larger than 3″ in diameter).  Note:  You do not need to adjust time for the quantity of potatoes, just base cook time off of the biggest tater.

Prep:  Rinse beans thoroughly.  No one likes a plate full of black sludge.  If crafting your own Guacamole, now’s a great time to chuck all of your Guac-y bits in the food processor.  If not, go read a book or something.  You have a little while.

IP: Once cook cycle is complete, allow IP to natural release for 10+ minutes before releasing the valve.  I then open that bad lad up and chucked in the beans to warm for 2-3 minutes covered on the low setting it automatically goes to when done cooking.  After a wee bit of assembly, I had a mighty tasty meal in front of me…

I never knew the IP could make such a fluffy, happy sweet potato!  If you decide to try this, I’d love to see what you garnish your taters with 🙂

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