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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Fresh and creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a perfect side dish for any dinner! Whip them up for a special holiday dinner or to serve with a weeknight meal. If you like your sweet potatoes with cinnamon and brown sugar, add it to the top for extra flavor and sweetness.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Inspired by the wonderful steakhouse style baked sweet potatoes, I made Mashed Sweet Potatoes. They’re fantastic as a side dish for grilled chicken, pork chops, roast turkey, and roast beef. You’ll be thrilled with how easy they are to make! If you have an pressure cooker, you will also want to check out our Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe.

Don’t miss these other delicious side dish recipes: The Best Oven Roasted Potatoes | Creamy Bacon Pea Salad | Easy Funeral Potatoes | Texas Road House Rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Sweet potatoes – Depending on where you live, these might be labeled as ‘yams’ in your grocery store produce department. Be sure to use the bright orange yams/sweet potatoes, not the very pale colored sweet potatoes.
  • Butter
  • Cream or half-and-half
  • Salt
  • Pepper (optional)

ingredients to make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Start by peeling the sweet potatoes and cutting them into 2-inch chunks. Place them in a large pot of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until fork-tender, which should take 15-20 minutes.

sweet potato chunks in a pot of water

Remove the cooked potatoes from the water and place them in a large mixing bowl.

boiled sweet potatoes in a bowl with a potato masher

Add the butter and cream and mash well with a potato masher.

Tip: for extra creamy sweet potatoes, use an electric hand mixer to whip them until smooth.

Add salt and pepper to taste, then mix well. Scoop into a serving bowl and add a pat of butter to the top.

a bowl of Mashed Sweet Potatoes with a pat of butter on top and a blue and white towel next to the bowl

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

Do you love brown sugar on your baked sweet potatoes? Then you’ll also love it in this recipe! You can stir some brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon into the sweet potatoes to taste, then add extra on top right before serving.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon on top

How to Store Leftovers

Keep the leftover sweet potatoes in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days. Reheat in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each heating interval.

scooping Mashed Sweet Potatoes with a spoon

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Published By Jill
Fresh and creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a perfect side dish for any dinner! Whip them up for a special holiday dinner or to serve with a weeknight meal. If you like your sweet potatoes with cinnamon and brown sugar, add it to the top for extra flavor and sweetness. 
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) cubed
  • 1/3 cup cream or half-and-half
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 2-inch chunks.
  • Place the sweet potato chunks in a large pot of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the water and place them in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and cream. Mash well with a potato masher.
  • Add salt and pepper (optional) to taste.
  • Serve hot with an extra pat of butter on top and a dash of cinnamon if desired.
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