Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe | Little Luna
A buttery smooth mashed sweet potato can elevate any meal you make. With maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, and more, you’ll love the combination of sweet and savory these potatoes provide.
These potatoes are a great side dish any time of year, especially during the holidays! If we don’t mash the sweet potatoes, we’ll bake them with parmesan, stuff them with pork, or turn them into sweet potato soup!
Mashed sweet potatoes are awesome
Don’t wait until the holidays to make mashed sweet potatoes. You will deprive yourself of delicious joy! These easy mashed sweet potatoes can be made any time of year because they’re easy, creamy, and delicious.
I love the velvety smooth texture of mashed sweet potatoes with a little butter on top. These are the perfect side dish for almost any meal. Steak, turkey, chicken, pork, you name it! Mashed sweet potatoes are definitely a family favorite in this house.
They always disappear within minutes. How could they not be? Everything about this recipe is a winner. You can taste the spice and sweet syrup mixed with the potatoes. The first bite melts in your mouth. I can almost taste it just write it!
How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes
The making of mashed potatoes is not much different from regular mashed potatoes. So you have this. You know what you are doing. But I’ll walk you through it just in case. 😉
cut. Start by dicing your sweet potatoes into small cubes.
boil. Then bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove. Once the water is boiling, add the sweet potato cubes (you will need to cook the potatoes until fork tender). This will take 20-30 minutes.
mix. The next part uses an electric mixer. This will help make the potatoes less clumpy and smoother–smooth like a buttah. Stir the potatoes on low while adding a little milk.
Add and mix. Add butter and maple syrup and beat until well combined. Then stir in the spices and salt.
Can mashed sweet potatoes be cooked with the skin on?? Yes, however, the skin is not mashed as finely, so larger pieces are left behind which can change the texture of the dish.
What to do with leftovers?
Just in case you have them…
shop. Mashed sweet potatoes will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days if stored in an airtight container.
Reheat. The quickest way to reheat potatoes is in the microwave. Heat in 30-second increments in a covered microwave-safe dish, stirring in between, until warm. You can also reheat in the oven. Place on an oven-safe plate and cover with foil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 15 minutes or until hot.
freeze. Place mashed potatoes in an airtight freezer container. Freeze up to 8 months.
Simple and delicious. Enjoy dinner while it’s hot! Add a little more butter on top if you like and watch everyone fall in love with this mashed sweet potato recipe.
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Course Side Dishes
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Serving Size 6
Calories 337 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 6 sweet potatoes
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1-2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons basil
Add water to a large pot. Bring to a boil. Add the diced potatoes and cook until tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
Using an electric mixer, beat potatoes on low speed, half at a time.
Add butter, syrup, spices and beat until smooth. Serve hot.
Tried and real finds:
- Difficulty: easy
- How Much to Serve: 6 servings, 55 minutes
- Any changes made: added nutmeg/cinnamon
- Any suggestions for next time: none
adapted from all recipes