A simple vegan mashed sweet potatoes made with hazelnut milk, cranberries and oregano. Topped with pomegranate for an added crunch. Its the perfect vegan Thanksgiving side because it only takes 17 minutes to make

Its that time of the year when you will make different types of mashed potatoes to accommodate each person who attends your Thanksgiving dinner.

So, what kind of guest likes the mashed sweet potato?

Overrhead view of a steel bowl with vegan mashed sweet potatoes with pomegranate in the middle

In my experience, the health conscious and low carb eaters are always looking for mashed sweet potatoes.

Personally, I like my sweet potatoes in cubed form like my sweet potato hash browns.  I can even load them up with all kinds of goodies for a healthy lunch idea.

These mashed potatoes are so easy to make.  I just peel them and put them in the pressure cooker. 

Closeup view of a steel bowl with vegan mashed sweet potatoes with pomegranate in the middle

I used homemade cranberries in this recipe.  Adding cranberry sauce before the pressure cooking process gives it a nice sweetness and tartness without having to add additional sugars.

I have so many more pressure cooker recipes that are delicious and quick.  Click here to see more Instant Pot recipes.

This recipe is part of my 3 ways to make vegan mashed potatoes in a pressure cooker.  Check out my Classic Vegan Mashed Potatoes and my Mediterranean mashed potato recipe.

Quick tips for cooking with a pressure cooker

1) Always put the pressure gauge to “sealed” before starting the cooking process.

2) Make sure that the lid is closed tightly before starting the cooking process

3) When using an electric masher to mash the potatoes, UNPLUG the pressure cooker before using the hand blender

4) When the cooking process is done, move the pressure gauge to release position.  Stand away from the gauge when you release the steam

5) Never leave the pressure cooker unattended when on and always keep children away from it.

P/S: Check out my 5 tips on baking the perfect sweet potato

So, what’s your favorite way to make sweet potatoes?

Overrhead view of a steel bowl with vegan mashed sweet potato with pomegranate in the middle

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

5 Ingredient vegan mashed sweet potatoes recipe
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3 People
Calories 230 kcal



  • Place the sweet potatoes in the inner container of the pressure cooker
  • Add all the remaining ingredients
  • Closed the pressure cooker lid and put the pressure valve to sealed
  • Cook for 13 minutes (I used the soup option on my Bestek pressure cooker)
  • Once done, release the pressure valve and wait for the steam to escape
  • Open the lid and mash the potatoes
  • Transfer to serving bowl and top with pomegranate, if using
  • Serve immediately



Serving: 3cupsCalories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1337mgPotassium: 361mgFiber: 4gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 12900IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 179mgIron: 0.8mg
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  1. Looks DELICIOUS. Definitely will try this. One comment – the nutrition information is a bit misleading – 3 cups per serving? who will eat 3 cups at a time? I will do the math and figure it out in smaller amounts . But THANK YOU for including it at all. 🙂