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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.
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