Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Buttery smooth mashed sweet potatoes that elevate any meal you’re making. With maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter and more, you will love the combination of sweet and savory these potatoes have to offer.

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Don’t wait until the holidays to make mashed sweet potatoes. You’d be robbing yourself of delicious joy! Make these easy mashed sweet potatoes any time of the year! Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t ????. If they do, tell them I told you that you could.

I love the velvety smooth texture of mashed sweet potatoes. Topped with a little butter. Mmmmm! These are the perfect side dish for just about any meal. Steak, turkey, chicken, pork, you name it! Mashed sweet potatoes are definitely a family favorite over at this house. They are always gone in minutes. How could they not be? Everything about this recipe is a winner. You can taste the touch of spice and sweet syrup mixed in with the potatoes. That first bite just melts in your mouth. I can almost taste it just writing about it.

How to Make Sweet Potato Mash

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes aren’t made much differently then regular mashed potatoes. So you’ve got this. You know what you’re doing. But I’ll walk you through it just in case ????.

  1. Start by cutting your sweet potatoes into smallish cubes.
  2. Then bring a large pot of water on the stove to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the cubes of sweet potatoes (you’ll want to cook the potatoes until they are fork tender). This will take anywhere from 20-30 minutes.
  3. Use an electric mixer for the next part. It will help make the potatoes way less lumpy and way more smooth – smooth as buttah.
  4. Blend the potatoes on low while adding the milk a little at a time. Add the butter and maple syrup and blend until mixed and smooth. Then fold in the spices and salt.

Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

Simple and so tasty. Serve warm on the side of your dinner! Add a little extra cube of butter on top if you wish and watch everyone fall in love with this sweet potato mash recipe.

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Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

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Buttery smooth mashed sweet potatoes that elevate any meal you're making. With maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter and more, you will love the combination of sweet and savory these potatoes have to offer.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 376 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


  1. Add water to a large pot. Bring to a boil. Add cubed potatoes and cook until tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Using an electric mixer, blend potatoes on low, adding milk a little at a time.

  3. Blend in butter and maple until smooth. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes


  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 6 servings, 55 min
  • ANY CHANGES MADE:  added nutmeg/cinnamon

Adapted from allrecipes

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. This is an excellent recipe – very clear and concise to follow. I didn’t use a mixer, just a fork, and the potatoes were really easy to mash. I added cinnamon while the potatoes were boiling and it turned out great.