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Healthy mashed sweet potatoes recipe using boiled or baked potatoes.
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Mashed Sweet Potatoes are an easy, healthy, vegan, and Paleo side dish recipe for a weeknight dinner or Thanksgiving gathering.  Learn How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes that can be served with brown sugar, savory bacon, or garlic and herbs.

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
London Brazil


  • 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.
    Cooked sweet potatoes in a colander after boiling in water.
  3. Add sweet potatoes to the bowl of a large food processor with milk, butter, and salt.

    Two pictures showing how to make mashed sweet potatoes with a potato masher or a food processor.
  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.
    Easy and vegan mashed sweet potatoes recipe with brown sugar and cinnamon using Instant Pot potatoes.

Garlic & Herb:

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

    Healthy mashed sweet potatoes recipe using boiled or baked potatoes.

Maple Bacon:

  1. Add maple syrup to the bowl of the food processor before pureeing.
  2. Paleo and heathy sweet potato mash recipe with bacon and maple syrup.

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.
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.