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Pressure Cooker Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole is a decadent, sweet and creamy side dish, which is served at the famous Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Pressure Release10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
Author: Jill Selkowitz



Sweet Potato Mixture



  • Cook sweet potatoes in Instant Pot or on stove top until soft.

Pressure Cooker/Mealthy CrispLid (recommended method)

  • Add cooked and cooled sweet potatoes to medium bowl. Add sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and melted butter. Use an electric hand mixer to whip together filling ingredients.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add brown sugar, flour and chopped pecans. Mix together.
  • Add melted butter and combine with fork. Break up any clumps. Set aside topping until after first cook.
  • Grease casserole dish with butter and pour in filling.
  • Add one cup of water to Instant Pot and place trivet inside.
  • Place casserole dish on trivet.
  • Lock on Lid and close Pressure Valve.  Cook at High Pressure For 8 minutes. Allow a 5 minute Natural Pressure Release.
  • Sprinkle crust topping evenly over filling.
  • Turn off Instant Pot and remove lid.
  • Place Mealthy CrispLid on top of Instant Pot (or pressure cooker). Set CrispLid time to 350 degrees and cook for 8 minutes or until top has browned.
  • Alternatively, place casserole with topping and bake in preheated 350 degrees oven for 10 minutes.
  • Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

One Step Pressure Method Only (No Crisping of Crust Topping)

  • After adding filling to casserole dish, sprinkle crust topping over filling and cover with foil.
  • Lock on lid and close pressure valve. Cook at high pressure For 15 minutes. Wait 5 minutes and then release the rest of the pressure.
  • Remove cover from Instant Pot and wait 10 minutes before serving.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. (Dish can be covered and refrigerated and Crust added later)
  • Sprinkle Crust over Filling and bake an additional 10 minutes. The crust should be brown and crunchy.