Stuffed Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

There’s something special about the combination of savory, salty flavors and sweet potatoes. That’s why we often combine them with salty flavors, like the Parmesan cheese in our sweet potato shepherd’s pie. And these dairy-free, gluten-free stuffed sweet potatoes are the perfect blend of savory and sweet.  Savory Italian sausage, leeks and garlic, and sweet apple cider and sweet potatoes, come together in a healthy dish that feels like comfort food. And, when made with Whole30 compliant sausage, this recipe is perfect for Whole30!

Here’s a link to our Whole30 compliant Homemade Italian Sausage!

 

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stuffed sweet potatoes on white plate

 

The Process

uncooked sweet potatoes on top of trivet in Instant Pot

Place trivet in pot, then pour in one cup of water. Then place 4 medium sweet potatoes on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 18 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally. Remove potatoes and trivet, set aside. Rinse out the bottom of the pot.

 

melted ghee in Instant Pot

Using sauté mode – add ghee to pot…

 

leeks in Instant Pot seasoned with salt and pepper

…along with leeks, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and a dash of pepper.

 

leeks sautéing in Instant Pot

Sauté leeks for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly soft.

 

leeks in Instant Pot with garlic and vinegar

Add garlic and vinegar, cook for one minute.

 

raw baby spinach

Add spinach to pot and cook…

 

wilted baby spinach leaves

…until spinach is wilted.

 

sautéed spinach in blue bowl

Set spinach/leek mixture aside, along with liquid.

 

uncooked Italian sausage in Instant Pot

Continuing on sauté mode – Add sausage to pot…

 

browned Italian sausage in Instant Pot

…and cook until thoroughly browned, making sure to break up as much as possible.

 

browned Italian sausage with apple cider in Instant Pot

Add apple cider to pot and let simmer for 2-3 minutes.

 

two sweet potatoes cut in half

Meanwhile… carefully slice sweet potatoes in half.

 

two sweet potato halves with center scooped out

Gently scoop out about half of the flesh from each side of potatoes and season with salt.

 

browned Italian sausage and sweet potato flesh in Instant Pot

Add the scooped out potato flesh to sausage…

 

browned Italian sausage with sweet potatoes in Instant Pot

…and mix well.

 

browned Italian sausage with sweet potatoes and spinach in Instant Pot

Then add spinach/leek mixture to sausage/potato mixture and fold in until fully combined. Finally, evenly divide stuffing mix into all potato halves.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

stuffed sweet potatoes on white plate

 

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stuffed sweet potatoes on white plate

Instant Pot Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

A healthy and flavorful meal in less than one hour, with a slightly sweet and super savory flavor.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 190kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. ghee or olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced leeks white and pale green part only
  • 3/4 tsp. salt divided
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 8 oz. baby spinach
  • 1/2 lb. ground Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup apple cider

Instructions

  • Place trivet in pot, then pour in one cup of water. Then place 4 medium sweet potatoes on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 18 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally. Remove potatoes and trivet, set aside. Rinse out the bottom of the pot.
  • Using sauté mode – add ghee to pot, along with leeks, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and a dash of pepper. Sauté leeks for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly soft. Add garlic and vinegar, cook for one minute. Add spinach and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to pot and cook until spinach is wilted. Set spinach/leek mixture aside, along with liquid.
  • Continuing on sauté mode – Add sausage to pot and cook until thoroughly browned, making sure to break up as much as possible. Add apple cider and liquid only from leek/spinach mixture to pot and let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile… carefully slice sweet potatoes in half. Gently scoop out about half of the flesh from each side of potatoes. Add the scooped out potato flesh to sausage and mix well. Season each half with salt.
  • Then add spinach/leek mixture to sausage/potato mixture and fold in until fully combined. Finally, evenly divide stuffing mix into all the potato halves.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 12065IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.8mg

 

 

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