Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This recipe is one of my staple recipes.  It’s proven to that make perfect mashed sweet potatoes every time.  They are ultra smooth because you put them into your food processor for mashing.  The puree comes out creamy and bright in color.

The flavor is fantastic, especially when you add maple syrup, which I almost always do.   I love maple, and it pairs beautifully with sweet potatoes.


Mashed sweet potatoes on a white plate with microgreens on top.

Take these creamy mashed sweet potatoes and add 2 TB of maple syrup to raise this recipe to the next level.  I’ve also put these in a square casserole dish and back in a 350-degree oven with a few marshmallows placed on the top.  Bake until the marshmallows begin to brown.  

Sweet potatoes benefit from the addition of more sweet things!  Do yourself a favor and make mashed sweet potatoes.  

Mashed sweet potatoes on a white plate with microgreens on top.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Foodie de Froid
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
This recipe makes perfect mashed sweet potatoes every time.
5 from 1 vote


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes peeled
  • cup butter
  • cup whole milk warmed
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Dice potatoes into 2 inch pieces. Place potatoes in a large pot of boiling water. Boil until tender 15 - 18 minutes.
    4 pounds sweet potatoes
  • Drain potatoes and place them back into the pot. Turn heat to high and allow potatoes to dry for about 30 seconds.
  • Place the potatoes into a food processor and pulse until pureed. Add the butter and milk and process until the ingredients are incorporated. Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking.
    ⅓ cup butter, ⅓ cup whole milk, salt & pepper
  • Serve immediately.

Kitchen Equipment

Food Processor


Maple mashed sweet potatoes:  Mix in 2 TB maple syrup to the mashed sweet potatoes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 269


Serving: 8gCalories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 189mgPotassium: 782mgFiber: 7gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 32428IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 1mg
Keyword holiday, mashed potatoes, party, recipe
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De Froid Tip: Trick the Eye

You can create an experience at your next party by serving an unexpected appetizer.  This mashed sweet potato recipe is the base for the orange-colored mashed potato cones.  The guests got hands-on and helped pipe the potatoes into the cones and stand them up in the colored salt-filled votive holders!

No one knew what they were and when they started tasting, you could see their faces break into huge grins.  It was a magical, memorable moment.


Savory cones with colorful mashed potatoes standing in colored salt.

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