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Mashed sweet potatoes in a white bowl topped with butter.
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5 from 8 votes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes make for the perfect healthy side dish recipe. It comes together with just a couple simple ingredients and it's perfect for the holidays or any day of the week.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make mashed sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes recipe, sweet potato mash
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or ghee
  • 1/4 cup milk dairy-free milk also works
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley finely diced

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil on high heat.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes with a hand peeler.
  • Dice the potatoes into chunks and place them into the pot. Cook the potatoes for 20-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes over a colander.
  • Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl and mash them with a hand masher or electric beater.
  • Then, pour the butter and milk into the mixture and continue mixing until creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Scoop the mashed sweet potatoes into a bowl, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve!

Notes

  • To create a more creamier consistency, use a food processor, hand mixer, or stand mixer to blend.
  • To make it dairy-free, you can swap butter for ghee as well as use any type of nut milk.
  • My favorite peeler is a Y peeler. It's the best for peeling potatoes!

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 24309IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg