The Best-Ever Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The Best-Ever Mashed Sweet Potatoes


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Sweet potatoes offer a naturally rich and flavorful alternative to most other potato dishes. These mashed sweet potatoes are the best of the best and provide the perfect side for your next meal!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 35 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 4 T. unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 T. heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cut crosswise
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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In a large saucepan, add butter, cream, salt, sugar, and sweet potatoes. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and mash with a potato masher, adding salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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