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Smooth, sweet, and savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Smooth, sweet, and savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes — This is a super simple recipe that tastes like you in way more effort than you did.

Sweet Mashed Potatoes

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Regular mashed potatoes are a perennial favorite, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy mashed sweet potatoes as well! The vastly different flavor makes this a perfect side for weeknights and holidays.

Sweet Potatoes are a favorite in my house because they are just so tasty. We enjoy them in different forms like roasted sweet potatoes, Baked Sweet Potato – Oven And Air Fryer, Breakfast sweet potato hash, and many more. Even reheating mashed potatoes is not a hassle.

Not the Overly Sweet, no sugar, no maple syrup

These mashed sweet potatoes are really creamy and very tasty. It is not the overly sweet version that is laden with brown sugar or maple. I also added a little sprinkle of pumpkin spice to make it a bit more festive, but honestly, you don’t need to.

The cream cheese is an essential ingredient that should not be skipped. It helps create a rich, thick, creamy consistency for the mash; it also complements the sweetness of the potatoes, making the dish more hearty rather than sweet.

Sweet potato mash pairs so well with grilled ham steak, grilled turkey, grilled chicken, sauteed green beans, and many more. 

How to cook sweet potatoes?

There are three ways to cook sweet potatoes before mashing them—boiling, steaming, or baking. 

  • Boiling is the simplest and works the same as usual mashed potatoes.
  • Steaming is similar and has the added benefit of preserving the nutrients of the sweet potatoes that leak out into the water when boiling.  
  • Baking the sweet potatoes creates a unique texture. 

It really boils down to your personal preference as to which way is best!

Step by step directions on how to make mashed sweet potatoes

How long to make Sweet Potato Mash? 

These can be done in 30 to 40 minutes!

Can Mashed Sweet Potatoes be frozen? 

Absolutely! They keep well in the freezer for up to one whole year when kept in an airtight container. They can also be kept in the fridge and will last around four days. When you are ready to eat your mashed potatoes, use this clear methods to perfectly reheat the mashed potatoes.

Is Sweet Potato mash healthy? 

If you skip the added sweeteners like marshmallows or brown sugar. Then the answer is yes! Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They certainly have far greater health benefits than normal potatoes.

Close up picture of delicious mashed potatoes garnished with butter

What goes with Sweet Mashed Potatoes?

Mashed Potatoes pair so well with Roast chicken, Cilantro Lime Chicken, roast turkey wings, roast beef, and grilled fish. You can round out a plate with a green vegetable for a well-balanced meal!


  • For a bit of heat, add a splash of sriracha
  • Be careful with the garlic; a little goes a long way; otherwise, it will overwhelm the dish.

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Sweet Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Smooth, sweet, and savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes — This is a super simple recipe that tastes like you in way more effort than you did.
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Course: side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet potatoes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 283kcal


  • 3 lb sweet potatoes
  • 4 ounces sour cream approximately 1/2 cup
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice optional
  • 1/2 tsp Salt and pepper to taste


  • Trim the ends of the sweet potatoes, peel, and dice into 2-inch cubes. Place them in a medium pan, add salt and enough water to cover the potatoes, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and leave to simmer for about 15 minutes. We want them soft but not mushy.
  • Drain all the water completely with a colander, return to the pot and mash the potatoes until they become smooth. A potato masher or ricer works best.
  • Add the butter, sour cream, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. You can also add some milk to thin it out if necessary.
  • Serve hot.


  1. For a bit of heat, add a splash of sriracha
  2. Be careful with the garlic; a little goes a long way; otherwise, it will overwhelm the dish.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 791mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 32471IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

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