Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    Thanksgiving Tips & Ideas >

    50 Ultimate Side Dishes

    50 Ultimate Side Dishes

    Make Sides They'll Be Thankful For
    3-Ingredient Appetizers

    3-Ingredient Appetizers

    Fabulously Easy Feast Starters
    Adorable T-Day Sweets

    Adorable T-Day Sweets

    The Kids' Table = The Place To Be
    You are in: Home / Recipes / Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    1/3 Photos of Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

    Kimke's Note:

    This is our version for Thanksgiving. Wonderful fresh taste! Not for those who want a marshmallow covered sweet potato! Recipe can be double but you must allow for more cooking time.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric

    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
    • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch-thick (about 2 large or 3 medium-small potatoes)
    • salt & freshly ground black pepper


    1. 1
      Combine butter, cream, salt, sugar, and sweet potatoes in large saucepan.
    2. 2
      Cook, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes fall apart when poked with fork.
    3. 3
      This will take between 30 to 45 minutes.
    4. 4
      Take off heat and mash sweet potatoes in saucepan with potato masher.
    5. 5
      You can also put potatoes into kitchen aid mixer and mix.
    6. 6
      Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
    7. 7
      Serve immediately.

    Browse Our Top Yam/Sweet Potato Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 26, 2010


      Delicious! Tried other mashed sweets, but couldn't find the right mix, til now! Being lazy, I didn't even cut the pieces small, just in big chunks, and used 1% milk instead of heavy cream. Whipped them in the Kitchenaid mixer and they were perfect! Thanks for the recipe.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on December 30, 2009


      I tried it and these are great!! You have to trust that eventually they will soften. Leave the heat on low and keep busy but keep your nose open. Mine didn't burn like some of the other reviewers. I think if you become impatient or lose trust and up the fire then you'll run into those problems. At the end of about 45 mins. I went to mash and they mashed perfectly and with ease. I added nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Fab!! I substituted the heavy cream for 2 percent milk. Excellent!! Thanks for posting.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on January 15, 2009


      I almost didn't make this recipe because I thought it was odd that the sweet potatoes weren't boiled first. I am so glad I made these. After using the originally recipe a few times I now use whole milk instead of cream and low fat margarine to make these healthier and they taste the same. I make these atleast once a month now as well as for holiday meals. Even my anti-vegetable husband eats this as well as my toddler.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (100)


    Nutritional Facts for Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (250 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 326.9
    Calories from Fat 129
    Total Fat 14.4 g
    Saturated Fat 9.0 g
    Cholesterol 40.8 mg
    Sodium 419.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
    Sugars 10.5 g
    Protein 3.8 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes