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A spoonful of freshly made mashed sweet potatoes.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This Mashed Sweet Potato recipe is a great addition to your holiday meal! It is a sweeter and lighter version of the classic mashed potato.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, homemade, mashed sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 395kcal
Author Maike


  • 2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes
  • 2 pounds light-skinned sweet potatoes
  • 1 ½ sticks butter unsalted, melted
  • cup brown sugar
  • cup dry sherry


  • Preheat oven to 425º Fahrenheit
  • Pierce sweet potatoes in several places with a fork.
  • Place on rimmed baking sheet. Bake until tender. About 50-55 minutes
  • Cut sweet potatoes lengthwise and scoop the flesh out. Scoop pulp into a large bowl. Add sugar and melted butter and sherry.
  • Use a hand mixer and blend until creamy.


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 945mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 38410IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg