Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes are a great alternative to the traditional mashed potato!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Julie Wampler


  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half, or heavy cream or milk
  • 1 tsp salt, or more to taste


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil then add the sweet potatoes to the pot. Cook the sweet potatoes until they're fork tender.
  • Carefully drain the sweet potatoes then place them in a large bowl. Using a potato ricer, a potato masher, or just a fork, mash the potatoes to your desired consistency. If you want more texture, you'll likely want to use the potato masher and fork (like I did).
  • Stir in the butter, half-and-half, and salt.
  • Serve warm.


If making paleo, use almond or coconut milk.