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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes is the most loved and devoured side dish! The secret to this mash though is not an abundance of butter, but SOUR CREAM! Butter with a hint of sour cream makes the best sweet potato mash recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 6 - 8 people (as a side dish)
Calories: 386kcal
Author: Karina


  • 4 pounds (2 kg) sweet potatoes
  • 4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter,
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (reduced fat)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese, optional
  • 1/4 cup milk if desired
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley optional to garnish


  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 2-inch cubes.
  • Place sweet potatoes in a large pot (6-quart) and cover with water by an inch. Season with 3 teaspoons salt and bring to a boil, reduce heat down to medium-low and allow to simmer until fork tender (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Drain cooked potatoes, add in the butter, sour cream, garlic, remaining salt and parmesan.
  • Mash with a potato masher until smooth, adding milk if desired for a smoother/lighter mash.
  • Garnish with parsley, serve.


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 1060mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 43345IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 2mg