Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Treat yourself to a tasty and comforting mashed sweet potato. This preparation, both soft and velvety, is a perfect accompaniment to many dishes, adding a touch of color and sweetness to your table.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes, rich in flavor and nutrients, offer a deliciously sweet alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. Whether to accompany roast meat, a poultry dish or simply for a comforting meal with the family, sweet potato puree brings a warm and delicious note to each plate.
Whether it's a holiday feast or a weeknight dinner, these creamy mashed sweet potatoes are a comforting and delightful addition to any gathering.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 pot
  • 1 hand peeler
  • 1 drainer
  • 1 hand masher


  • 4 lbs sweet potatoes (2 kg)
  • ½ cup heavy cream (125 ml - or milk)
  • ¼ cup butter (15 g)
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg (grounded)
  • salt and pepper


  • Prep the sweet potatoes : Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into chunks of roughly equal size. This ensures even cooking.
  • Boil the sweet potatoes : Place the sweet potato chunks in a large pot and cover them with water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Cook until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Drain and mash : Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, drain them and transfer them back to the cooking pot. Use a potato masher or a fork to mash the sweet potatoes until smooth.
  • Add the other ingredients : Add the softened butter, milk or cream, ground nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the mashed sweet potatoes.
  • Mash and mix everything together until the ingredients are well combined and the sweet potatoes reach your desired consistency. For creamier potatoes, add a bit more milk or cream.
  • Adjust seasoning : Taste the mashed sweet potatoes and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Add more salt, maple syrup, or spices if needed.


Optional toppings: chopped pecans, walnut, marshmallows...
Keyword Healthy, Quick & Easy
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