Ultimate Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

A show-stopping side dish! Mashed Sweet potatoes are whipped with pure maple syrup, creamy whole milk yogurt and a hint of orange zest.

Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Our family goes through a lot of sweet potatoes. My kids love them, my husband loves them and I love them, too. Cheap, versatile and packed with health benefits, you really can’t go wrong with a sweet potato.

My husband requests my Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries almost every week – even throughout the summer when we make grilled sweet potatoes instead. If you’ve never tried dipping a sweet potato fry in sriracha ketchup, I urge you to give it a try. If you’re looking for something a little sweeter I would suggest looking at my Honey Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes.

With the holidays fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to share an easy, 5 ingredient side dish we have been making for years. I first started making this dish when I had a catering business several years ago. In fact, it was one of my most commonly requested side dishes.

Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes

If you don’t have maple syrup, honey makes a great alternative. We also love adding various spices depending on our mood. Smoked paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne have all made appearances.

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year or need a simple side dish to bring, these easy whipped sweet potatoes are going to be a new family favorite.

Can sweet potatoes be made the day before?

Yes. This dish reheats very well.

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Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Maple Syrup Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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A show-stopping side dish! Mashed Sweet potatoes are whipped with pure maple syrup, creamy whole milk yogurt and a hint of orange zest.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
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Servings8

Ingredients
 

  • 6 large sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 cups whole milk plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer until potatoes are fork tender, 7-9 minutes. Strain potatoes and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to a food processor (yogurt through pepper) as well as the strained sweet potatoes. Pulse on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly before serving.

Notes

If you don’t have a food processor, you can puree with an immersion blender or a high speed blender. They also taste delicious with a hand-held potato masher.

Can you make these the day before?

Yes. This dish reheats very well.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 30.8gProtein: 3.8gFat: 6.8gSaturated Fat: 4.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 488mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 15.8g

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59 responses to “Ultimate Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe”

  1. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting Avatar
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    Sweet potatoes are a staple in our house! I would love a new recipe to try. And your rosemary fries? I HAVE to try it!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      We make rosemary fries weekly!!! So good!

  2. Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious Avatar
    Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious

    wow, such gorgeous color! this would look amazing on a Thanksgiving table!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      They really were so vibrant! It made me happy. :)

  3. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen@ Avatar
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen@

    Love these sweet potatoes, I will definitely be making these for the boys soon!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope they love them!!!

  4. Liz@HoosierHomemade Avatar
    Liz@HoosierHomemade

    Yum! I love Sweet Potatoes, and these sound heavenly!
    ~Liz@HoosierHomemade

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Liz!

  5. Gaby Avatar
    Gaby

    I love the maple-orange combo, sounds fantastic!!!

  6. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life Avatar
    Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    I love sweet potato! So flavoursome and so nutritious. A big bowl of these maple whipped potatoes sounds like the perfect comfort food on a rainy summer day like we are having today.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So funny – it’s a huge winter storm here!!! :)

  7. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy Avatar
    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    I’m obsessed with that photo! The sweet potatoes looks so vibrant :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Aww thank you so much!!!

  8. Karen @ The Food Charlatan Avatar
    Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    Maple and orange!! What an awesome flavor combo. I can see why this was highly requested! Yum. Also, sriracha ketchup?? Yes yes yes.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I seriously LOVE sriracha ketchup haha

  9. Cookin Canuck Avatar
    Cookin Canuck

    We can’t get enough sweet potatoes either. From the gorgeous color to the flavor and health benefits, we are a bit obsessed! I love everything about this mashed version and would happily eat those for breakfast.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      One morning my boys did have these for breakfast – haha!!

  10. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction Avatar
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Sweet potatoes are a must at our Thanksgiving! Love this simple side!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you Jessica!

  11. naomi Avatar
    naomi

    Sweet potatoes are a favorite of mine! This whipped sweet potato looks awesome.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much!

  12. Nutmeg Nanny Avatar
    Nutmeg Nanny

    Mashed sweet potatoes are my favorite! I think I’m on the person on the world who actually prefers them savory vs. sweet. Love the addition of fresh orange…yum!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      No you’re not the only one – I rarely like them sweet but my husband loves sweeter so I made these for him. :) The yogurt helped balance the sweet for me!

  13. Lori @ RecipeGirl Avatar
    Lori @ RecipeGirl

    This looks perfect! I’m thinking of serving it with our dinner tonight- yum!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh let me know if you try it Lori!! So good and simple.

  14. Erin @ Texanerin Baking Avatar
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    This is definitely my kind of sweet potato dish. :) Love the addition of orange! And those fries?! Definitely making those soon!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      See I can’t help adding citrus to everything!! It’s like ginger and berries!

  15. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog Avatar
    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    Oh my goodness! Liz, these look incredible! I’m totally going to try these stat! AND, I didn’t know you had a catering company, I have the utmost respect for anyone who has ever tried their hand at that because last weekend I had to cook for 30 people (breakfast lunch and dinner and snacks for 3 days) and I was just totally bone tired at the end of the day! But back to the sweet potatoes…I can see why they were requested all the time, they sound amazing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It was very short lived because it was so much work!!! Bone tired is the perfect word!

  16. Ali | Gimme Some Oven Avatar
    Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    Cheers to potatoes! Those look and sound delicious! Love that you sweetened them with maple syrup too. :)

  17. Jennie @themessybakerblog Avatar
    Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Oh yeah, this is what I’m talking about. I love the addition of the orange zest. Pinned!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yay!! So glad you like them!

  18. Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon Avatar
    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon

    Whipped Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite dishes on Thanksgiving (or any time for that matter)! Simply delicious!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Why are whipped foods so dang delicious?!

  19. Erin | The Law Student's Wife Avatar
    Erin | The Law Student’s Wife

    I am a total sweet potato addict. Pass the bowl!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You can have TWO bowls!

  20. Maryea {happy healthy mama} Avatar
    Maryea {happy healthy mama}

    This looks fabulous! I’m pretty much alone in my sweet potato love in my family–maybe this dish will convert them?!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      YES I bet it will convert them!!!

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