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Steamed sweet potatoes

Steamed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 potatoes 1x


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)


  1. Place water in a pot* to a level just below the steamer basket (about 1 inch of water). Bring it to a boil.
  2. 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