Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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how to make mashed sweet potatoes recipe

If you like perfect mashed potatoes, you can change it up a little bit and try mashed sweet potatoes.  This mashed sweet potatoes recipe makes a very easy and yummy side dish.

Mashed sweet potatoes go really well with turkey – for every day meals, serve them with turkey cutlets, roast turkey tenderloin or prepared roasted turkey breast from Whole Foods.  Mashed sweet potatoes are also a very popular side dish for a Thanksgiving dinner menu.

To make mashed sweet potatoes, first bake the sweet potatoes in the oven.  Baked sweet potatoes make better mashed potatoes than boiled – baking brings out the best flavor out of sweet potatoes.  After the sweet potatoes are baked, peel them and mash with a potato masher.  Stir in some maple syrup, butter and salt to taste, and you’ve got yourself perfect sweet mashed potatoes!

If you like sweet potatoes, make sure you check out how to make roasted sweet potatoes and stuffed baked sweet potatoes – those are so yummy!

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

These mashed sweet potatoes are so easy to make and taste so good! Bright orange in color and sweet in taste, they are always a hit!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Put the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Put in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove baked sweet potatoes from the oven and let them cool for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully peel the sweet potatoes (the peel will come right off).
  • Put the sweet potatoes in a bowl.
  • Cut the butter into several pieces and add to the sweet potatoes.
  • Pour maple syrup over the potatoes and sprinkle with salt.
  • Mash the sweet potatoes with a potato masher until smooth.
  • If more sweetness is desired, add more maple syrup to taste.


For a super-healthy version, feel free to omit butter and maple syrup!
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