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Delicious Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Delicious Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a super easy and healthy side dish for the holidays or any meal.

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If you love the classic mashed potato side dish, then you should give this sweet potato version a try. It may just become your new favorite like it has mine.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 4 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • Oatly Oat Milk, or milk of choice
  • Garlic
  • Vegan Butter
  • Maple Syrup

How to Make these Delicious Mashed Sweet Potatoes:

  • Peel the skins off the potatoes, unless you want a chunkier mash. For this recipe, I peel the skins off.
  • Roast or boil the potatoes on the stovetop. However, boiling them is much easier and produces a creamier result.
  • After you boil them, drain the potatoes.
  • To blend, either use a potato masher or an electric hand mixer. If you want your potatoes super smooth, feel free to use a food processor.
  • For the best results, blend in the the milk and butter.
  • Don’t forget to season. Salt and pepper are a must.
Mashed sweet potatoes, sprinkled with some herb salt, in a bowl.

Different Flavor Combos:

  • Use brown butter
  • Top with candied pecans or your favorite toasted nut
  • Sweeten with honey or brown sugar
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg or both
  • Sprinkle some DIY Garden Herb Salt on top

I love mashed sweet potatoes! And my favorite way to serve them is with some maple syrup, vegan butter and garlic. Depending on what else I’m serving with the potatoes, I will either add some cinnamon or herbs to the potatoes as well.

FYI: Leftover mashed sweet potatoes keep will in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

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Delicious Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Delicious Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a super easy and healthy side dish for the holidays or any meal. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy-Free, Easy Side Dish Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Side Dish, Sweet Potato
Servings: 6 + people
Author: Naomi


  • 4 large Sweet Potatoes, washed, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup The Original Oatly Oat Milk, or milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup Miyoko's Creamery European Style Cultured Vegan Butter, Unsalted (linked below)
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 3 tbsp Organic Pure Maple Syrup
  • Himalayan Pink Salt, to taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste


  • To a pot of boiling water, add the diced sweet potatoes and cook until they can be easily pierced with a fork; about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain well.
  • With a hand mixer, mix up the potatoes for about a minute or so. Add the milk and butter and mix until well blended and smooth. Add the garlic and maple syrup and give it a quick stir until just incorporated. (Taste for flavor and adjust accordingly). Finish off with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Enjoy immediately!


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