Here’s how to make a steamed sweet potato! This easy method makes most deliciously moist potatoes, ideal for topping and stuffing.
- 2 pounds medium-sized sweet potatoes (about 4 medium potatoes)
- Place water in a pot* to a level just below the steamer basket (about 1 inch of water). Bring it to a boil.
- Add the steamer basked with whole sweet potatoes. Maintain a steady boil and steam for 25 to 35 minutes, depending on the size of the potato, until tender when pierced with a fork. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then slice in half and top with your favorite toppings (see Stuffed Sweet Potatoes).
*If you have an Instant Pot, try same method in a pressure cooker! Go to Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes.
- Category: Side dish or main dish
- Method: Steamed
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
Keywords: Steamed sweet potatoes