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Easy mashed sweet potatoes in a white serving bowl with butter.
5 from 4 votes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

These creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes can be sweet or savory, and are the perfect side dish. It is quick and easy to boil, bake, or cook sweet potatoes in an Instant Pot, then mash them to a smooth consistency.

Course Dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 231.4 kcal


  • 2 ½ lbs. sweet potatoes peeled and cooked
  • cup milk or almond or cashew milk
  • 4 Tbsp. butter or vegan buttery sticks, softened
  • ¾ - 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • Parsley finely chopped, optional

Cinnamon Sugar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup toasted pecans coarsely chopped

Garlic & Herb

Maple Bacon

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 oz. cooked bacon crumbled


  1. Peel sweet potatoes with a potato peeler and cut into 1” cubes.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add sweet potatoes, and cook for 12-15 minutes. Drain sweet potatoes in a colander.
  3. Add sweet potatoes to the bowl of a large food processor with milk, butter, and salt.

  4. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

Cinnamon Sugar:

  1. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to the bowl of the food processor before pureeing.
  2. Serve with toasted pecans.

Garlic & Herb:

  1. Replace the 4 tablespoons of butter with the same amount of garlic herb butter.

Maple Bacon:

  1. Add maple syrup to the bowl of the food processor before pureeing.

Recipe Notes

  • Nutritional information is calculated without any of the additional toppings.
  • You can also mash sweet potatoes with a potato masher or in a large stand mixer.
  • You can also cook sweet potatoes by baking them in the oven or in the Instant Pot.
  • To Store: Keep mashed sweet potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: Seal in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 4-6 months.
Nutrition Facts
Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231.4 Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.83g12%
Saturated Fat 4.83g30%
Cholesterol 20.07mg7%
Sodium 479.33mg21%
Potassium 636.92mg18%
Carbohydrates 38.09g13%
Fiber 5.67g24%
Sugar 7.92g9%
Protein 3.12g6%
Vitamin A 27046.22IU541%
Vitamin C 4.54mg6%
Calcium 75.61mg8%
Iron 1.15mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.