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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Appetizing Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

  • Author: chef
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Mashed Sweet Potatoes


  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk (whole or any preferred type)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Place the diced sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
  3. Drain the sweet potatoes and return them to the pot.
  4. Add butter, milk, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and a pinch of salt to the sweet potatoes.
  5. Mash the sweet potatoes using a potato masher or an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  6. Adjust the consistency with more milk if needed and season with additional salt to taste.
  7. Transfer the mashed sweet potatoes to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.


These mashed sweet potatoes are a delicious and nutritious side dish, perfect for holiday gatherings or everyday meals. Feel free to customize the sweetness and spices to suit your taste preferences. Add a sprinkle of toasted pecans for extra crunch and flavor.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Boiling, Mashing
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 60mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

Keywords: Mashed Sweet Potatoes