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. Amber Philbin Avatar
    Amber Philbin

    I have used this recipe before and LOVE IT!! Can you make these the day before?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh yes definitely it reheats very well!

  2. Dani Meyer Avatar
    Dani Meyer

    This looks so delicious! I love that you used whole milk yogurt, it’s a staple in our house in EVERYTHING!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      We buy about two 32 ounce containers a week!!! Boys eat it every morning. :)

  3. rachel Avatar
    rachel

    love the use of orange zest in this! yum

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks so much!! Added tons of flavor!

  4. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    As someone who always always always chooses sweet potatoes over regular potatoes….I LOVE THIS! The hint of maple with a touch of citrus sounds perfect for bringing out the naturally sweet flavor of the potatoes!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I always do too!! Im sorry but unless the russet is fried twice, it’s always a little under-whelming to me.

  5. Jenny Flake Avatar
    Jenny Flake

    Whoa!! I need to try this fabulousness soon!! That zest must be the perfect touch on top. mmmm! xo

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I couldn’t resist a little citrus touch!! :)

  6. Faith (An Edible Mosaic) Avatar
    Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    We are big sweet potato fans and this would be a hit! I love how you jazzed them up with maple and orange zest – beautiful!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I couldn’t resist adding the citrus!!

  7. Laurie {Simply Scratch} Avatar
    Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    Maple and sweet potato is the BEST combination EVER! I love love LOVE this recipe Liz! And the photos are making my mouth water!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Aww thank you so much Laurie!!

  8. Aggie Avatar
    Aggie

    Loving the maple and orange in these sweet potatoes! Perfection!

  9. sheila Avatar
    sheila

    Oh boy this looks amazing. I never tire of sweet potatoes!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Me neither girlfriend!

  10. Sophia @ NY Foodgasm Avatar
    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

    These mashed potatoes sound amazing! Super flavorful for Thanksgiving! LOVE it! The photo is beautiful as well!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Sophia!

  11. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits Avatar
    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    I love that touch of orange zest you added in these whipped sweet potatoes! They’ll definitely be a hit!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      The zest really sends it to the next level. :)

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