Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes are easy to make and a great side dish to all of your holiday meals.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keywords sweet potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 169 kcal


  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt or sea salt


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Carefully add the sweet potatoes. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Drain the sweet potatoes in a colander, shaking to remove all of the water. Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add 1/4 cup milk, butter, and salt. Use a potato masher or hand blender and mash the potatoes until smooth. Add additional milk, if necessary. Serve warm. 

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 217mg9%
Potassium 522mg15%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 21585IU432%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.