Sweet potatoes are a staple in many kitchens. Whether you're preparing a side dish or a main course you can always count on sweet potatoes to be a crowd pleaser. What makes sweet potatoes so good? Their natural sweetness and versatility make them a great way to add flavor to any dish. They're also a healthy source of carbohydrates, fiber and vitamins.
One of the best ways to enjoy sweet potatoes is to mash them. The creamy texture and smooth flavor is a great addition to any meal. We've rounded up 13 of the best mashed sweet potatoes recipes for you to try. From savory and spicy to sweet and tangy, you're sure to find something you love.
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Crispy Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes, particularly white sweet potatoes make for a creamy texture when cooked and mashed. The sage in this recipe offsets the sweetness of the potatoes.
This spicy, sweet, and savory Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe that can be made in 30 minutes from start to finish! Perked up with a dash of cayenne pepper, lime juice, and fresh cilantro—this vegan, Whole30, and paleo mash goes well with everything!
This savory Garlic-Herb Sweet Potato Mash is a delicious twist on the traditional sweet potato dish, loaded with garlic and hints of rosemary and thyme. It's the perfect creamy and flavorful side dish that will keep everyone coming back for more!
In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and add the sweet potatoes. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain the sweet potatoes in a colander.
In the same pot, melt butter over medium heat and sauté the minced garlic for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly golden and fragrant.
Add the drained sweet potatoes back to the pot, along with the whole milk, sour cream, salt, freshly cracked black pepper, chopped rosemary, and thyme leaves. Mash until smooth and creamy, adjusting the seasoning as needed.
Cheddar herb sweet potato mash is the perfect Holiday side dish. This mashed sweet potato recipe is full with delicious savory ingredients like cheddar, garlic and sage because sweet potatoes are sweet enough on their own.