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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe is very simple, but absoltuely delicious. The perfect side dish for a holiday meal or even a weeknight dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: thanksgiving recipe, thanksgiving side
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes washed, peeled, and cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used skim milk)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper optional


  • Place the prepared sweet potatoes in a large dutch oven and cover with water so that there is two inches of water above the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until the potatoes are for tender. (See my notes in the post for oven, slow cooker, and Instant Pot cooking methods.)
  • Drain the potatoes and trasfer them to a large bowl. Add in the butter and mash with a potato masher. Then stir in the brown sugar and milk, and beat with a hand held mixer until smooth.
  • Add half the amount of salt listed. Taste and add more until it is the taste you prefer. Serve warm.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g