Simplify dinner by cooking squash and sweet potatoes together in an electric pressure cooker. You can cook multiple vegetables at the same time in an InstaPot (or electric pressure cooker). Like yellow squash, for example.
Don’t like squash? Skip it and cook several sweet potatoes instead. But check out the list below on this page of optional veggies you could try cooking together.
Contents of this Blog Post
- Directions on how to cook sweet potatoes and yellow squash in an electric pressure cooker
- How to cook multiple sweet potatoes in an electric pressure cooker
- List of vegetables that can be cooked together in the pressure cooker
- Recipe for yellow squash
How to cook sweet potatoes and yellow squash together in an electric pressure cooker
First, slice the squash according to the recipe shown below on this page. Add chopped onion to the squash.
Next, wash the sweet potatoes. Season the squash and onion and put them into the pressure cooker pot.
Place the pressure cooker’s rack on top of the squash. Set the sweet potatoes on top of the rack. Lock the lid, and set the timer mode on vegetables/steam.
How to cook multiple sweet potatoes in an electric pressure cooker
Add water into the pot (about 1/2 cup), and place approximately six medium sized sweet potatoes on the bottom of the pot. Place the steamer rack on top of the bottom layer of potatoes. Then add four to six more medium sweet potatoes on top of the rack.
Close and lock the lid, and set the cooking mode on vegetable/steam. The time it takes to cook the sweet potatoes varies. Depending on your pressure cooker and amount of sweet potatoes, it may take eight to fifteen minutes to cook.
Manually release the steam, and check the potatoes for doneness. If they aren’t ready, close and lock the lid to cook the sweet potatoes about ten more minutes. Check again for doneness.
Another option is to put sweet potatoes not yet done into the microwave for five to ten minutes.
List of other vegetables to cook together in an electric pressure cooker
I’ve included a list of some of my favorite veggies that I cook in my electric Farberware pressure cooker.
- sweet potatoes
- red potatoes
- Brussels sprouts
Cabbage is also easy to cook in a slow cooker. If you like cream cheese, you e got to try the cream cheese cabbage recipe. Mmmm so good.
Tips on cooking squash and sweet potatoes together in an electric pressure cooker
This recipe combines squash and three sweet potatoes. Of course, you can cook one or two of the potatoes if preferred.
The amount of sweet potatoes you can cook on top of the rack depends on the size of the potatoes and your pressure cooker. I can cook approximately six small to medium sweet potatoes in mine.
Insta-Pot Sweet Potato Recipes
Pattycakespantry.com (my food blogger friend) offers an Instant Pot sweet potato recipe you may like to try. In addition, she has several other squash recipes that make great side dishes.
Patty cake and I both grew up with Southern-style cooking, and she has many other wonderful dishes you’ll enjoy as well.
Recipe for Yellow Squash
Make the pressure cooker recipe below, or bake a squash casserole in the oven.
Pressure Cooker Summer Squash
Easy way to cook summer squash in a pressure cooker
Cut squash into slices, then cut the larger ones into fourths.
Cut the onion in half them into small chunks.
Put 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin oil into the pressure cooker.
Add the squash and onion with the oil.
Add the seasoning and stir.
Add the butter on top.
If adding another vegetable, place the rack on top of the squash and onion.
For this recipe, I included three sweet potatoes and placed them on the rack.
Optional: You can add 1/4 water. I added 1/2 cup water, and it was too much.