Instant Pot Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli—a flavorful, healthy-ish and easy dump-and-go meal with just a handful of ingredients. This will quickly become a family favorite!
Instant Pot Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli
This Instant Pot Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli was such an easy one pot meal and my whole household loved it. We will definitely be making this one again and again. I loved that there wasn’t any browning or sauteing. The hardest part of this recipe is cutting up the sweet potato.
I was proud of myself to figure out how to pressure cook the broccoli at the same time as the sweet potatoes and the sausage. Usually broccoli florets would turn to complete mush with any amount of pressure cooking. But because I kept the broccoli in one big crown and didn’t cut it up until after it was pressure cooked it steamed perfectly alongside the potatoes and sausage.
I ended up using a 2 minute pressure cook time and that worked perfectly if you like your sweet potatoes soft. If you like a little more bite to your sweet potatoes then you may want to try a 1 minute pressure cook time or even a 0 minute pressure cook time. Another idea is to bring the broth to a boil using the saute button before adding in the other ingredients. This will help the pot come to pressure faster and therefore the ingredients won’t be as soft.
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What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
Instant Pot Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
A flavorful, healthy-ish and easy dump and go meal with just a handful of ingredients. This will quickly become a family favorite!
- 1 1/2 cups chicken or beef broth
- 1 (12 ounce) package of beef smoked sausage. cut into quarter inch slices
- 20 ounces sweet potatoes (this was one big sweet potato for me), peeled and cut into cubes
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp dried thyme
- 3 Tbsp butter, cut into 6 pieces
- 1 large broccoli crown (mine was 15 ounces)
- Pour broth into the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the smoked sausage into the bottom of the pot in one layer. Add in the cubed sweet potatoes. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and thyme on top of the potatoes. Place the pats of butter equally throughout the potatoes. Place the broccoli on top of the sweet potatoes. Don’t cut it up.
- Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 2 minutes (for softer sweet potatoes) or 1 minute (for less soft potatoes). When the time is up let the pot sit for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Cut the broccoli into florets and gently stir it in.
- Scoop onto serving plates and drizzle with some of the juices from the pot.
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot
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Norma B. says
I’d like to suggest that James was on the right track in a sense but thinking about how if I’d done this if I were cooking for my son Will or he was doing this recipe- I/he would recommend making a loaf of homemade Garlic bread to go with this next time and have some nice butter like Kerrygold for putting on the garlic bread after you get it fresh from the oven or bread maker 😋
Very flavourful and simple to make!
Glad you liked it Edi!
James Jacobus says
I made this this evening as it was the first thing that came up online when I searched ” instant pot sausage broccoli and sweet potatoes” as those were some things that I had on hand that I wanted to use before they spoiled in the fridge. I followed the advice of heating the broth to a slow boil first, and also after reading the comments about it being soggy I simply did not stir it after I put the broccoli in at the end.
It is very tasty but ended up being more of a goulash that would go with some nice french bread or something of that nature. In addition to my dinner this will probably give me another 4-5 lunches and I think it will reheat ok.
I think that just due to the nature of the ingredients specifically the sweet potatoes it tends to be softer than expected.
Still was a great experience learning to use my Instant Pot which I just love.
Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Hi James, thanks so much for sharing your experience!
Lola M Gray says
Do I have to peel the sweet potatoes?
I personally like the taste better peeled but you can leave them on if you want. 🙂
I am lactose intolerant. Is there something other than butter that would work for this recipe? Thanks!!!
How about olive oil? That would be good!
Sherilyn Carmichael says
is there any way you could put 1/2 recipe where you put 1x 2x 3x It would be so helpful when I am cooking for just 2 of us rather then the whole family.???? Thank you so much if this is possible…
I know! I have asked the makers of my recipe card to add this feature. I hope they add it soon!
Meant to post this in the main comments sorry:
I do not recommend putting it in for 2 min pressure cooking. Everything turned into mush. Maybe 1 or 0 min could have worked, but 2 min turned everything into mush. It’s still edible but not what we wanted
Ok thanks for sharing your experience.
Leah Gingery says
1 min, then immediately vent (no natural release), and that did the trick. Also make sure the potato is chunks not diced so it doesn’t cook as quick. So yummy!
Jerry Tune says
I followed recipe to the T, broccoli and sweet potatoes came out too mushy. We really like the taste, maybe try it in a large skillet next where I can monitor the firmness closer.
Dang! Sorry that it got too mushy.
Barb Doria says
Can you use frozen broccoli?
Well this recipe asks you to keep the broccoli in one big crown and then cut up after pressure cooking. So you’d have to add the frozen broccoli in after you pressure cook it.
Becki Williams says
Could you use frozen broccoli florets?
If you stir them in after the food has pressure cooked. Otherwise they will get too mushy.
Pam Barber says
I like to use Aidells smoked chicken sausages.
Could I use these instead of the beef?
I have a pack of the pineapple bacon ( tastes like honey baked ham) in my freezer and I think the flavor combo would be yummy. What do you think?
yes and yes! I think it sounds great!
Due to some dietary restrictions, could you use just Chicken as the meat for this recipe and not the sausage?
yes but I would cut it into chunks and I would season it well
I do not recommend putting it in for 2 min pressure cooking. Everything turned into mush. Maybe 1 or 0 min could have worked, but 2 min turned everything into mush. It’s still edible but not what we wanted.
Debra Wass says
Can I freeze this recipe…
I don’t think the potatoes and broccoli would do that great after being frozen. Sorry!
Ok. Dumb question but is the sausage precooked or uncooked? 😉
It’s pre cooked smoked sausage. Like Hillshire farms.
Ruth Johnson says
I would very much like to know how long you would cook this recipe in a Crock pot please?
I haven’t tried it yet but I would think around 4 hours on low.
Katie Flores says
Is it possible to cook this recipe in a crock pot?
What would the time be if so?
I haven’t tried it yet but I’d think about 4 hours.
What would the cook time be in a 8qt?
I would do a 0 pressure cook time in the 8 quart.
Laurie Ryan says
What is a 0 pressure cook?
Here you go! https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/zero-minute-pressure-cooking-time/
Becki Williams says
Can you use regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes?
yes I believe you could. Potatoes take a little bit longer to cook though. So I would use red or yellow potatoes and cut them in small cubes. Then cook for 2 minutes. Hopefully it will turn out!