Learn How to Boil Sweet Potatoes that are whole or cubed, peeled or skins still on. Boiling sweet potatoes is an easy and healthy way to cook them before adding to your favorite mashed sweet potatoes or casserole recipe.
Peel potatoes with a potato peeler and cut your sweet potatoes into 1" or 2" chunks. You can also leave them whole and with the skin on, if you prefer.*
Boil sweet potatoes until they are cooked through:
For 1" cubes - 12 to 15 minutes.
For 2" cubes - 20-25 minutes.
For whole potatoes - 30-50 minutes. (Depending on the size of the potato.)
Drain sweet potatoes in a colander and use in your favorite Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Potato Pie, or Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.