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Mashed sweet potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes are a delicious and satisfying dish, and they are perfect for fall or anytime.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 345 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes 5 to 6 medium or 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter I used unsalted - you may need to reduce additional salt if you use salted. Vegan butter also works great! We love Earth Balance and Miyoko's.
  • 2 cups whole milk or half and half, or plant milk of your choice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (adjust if using salted butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dried or fresh parsley for topping


  1. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil over high heat.
  2. Scrub the sweet potatoes and peel them with a vegetable peeler. Discard the skin.
  3. Chop the potatoes into small chunks and place them into the pot. Cook the potatoes for 25-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Drain the potatoes in a colander in the sink.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to a large mixing bowl and mash them up using a hand masher or electric beater.
  6. Pour the butter and milk into the potato mixture and mix until creamy. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Top with some parsley and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 841mg37%
Potassium 877mg25%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 32658IU653%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.