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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Savory mashed sweet potatoes made with butter and topped with shredded parmesan cheese. This easy to make sweet potato puree are great as a side dish for dinner.

Mashed sweet potatoes with shredded parmesan on top.

Mashed sweet potatoes, also known as sweet potato puree, are a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. This versatile side dish can be served with roasted meats, grilled vegetables, or even enjoyed on its own. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, and potassium, making them a healthy choice for any diet.

Whether you prefer your mashed sweet potatoes smooth and creamy or with a bit of texture from leaving some chunks intact, there’s no denying the irresistible flavor of this classic comfort food. This easy to make creamy sweet potato puree is made with few ingredients. They don’t have to be always made with sweet toppings, they taste amazing with savory spices.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Texture: soft, creamy.
Taste: salty, savory.
Simplicity: very simple to make, boil potatoes, then mash it.
Meal Type: side dish, dinner.

Sweet Potato Puree Ingredients Needed

Sweet Potatoes, butter, salt, parmesan cheese.
  • Sweet Potatoes – peeled and cooked.
  • Butter – to add richness to sweet potato puree.
  • Salt – Himalayan, sea salt or table salt.
  • Parmesan Cheese – to add extra flavor, other cheese can be used as well.
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How to make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  1. (Full recipe and video below). Cut or slice thickly sweet potatoes and cook until soft, for about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Mash sweet potatoes, add butter and salt, top it with parmesan cheese.
4 photos Chopped sweet potato in a pot with water.

Savory Sweet Mashed Potatoes Tips

  • You don’t have to dice sweet potato, just cut into few pieces or slice thickly before boiling in the water.
  • If potatoes are not salty enough, add more, it is based on your preferences, you can also add salted butter if you want.
  • SUBSTITUTIONS: If you don’t have parmesan cheese you can use different cheese, for example: parmigiano reggiano, gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese or any other that you like or have at home. Any cheese will add extra flavor to potato.
Cooked sweet potato puree with cheese in a white bowl.

Creamy Sweet Potato Puree Faq’s

Is it better to peel sweet potatoes before boiling?

You don’t have to actually peel potatoes if you don’t want to, however they will probably require few minutes longer to cook. Also, potato mash might be more creamy without a peel.

Why is my sweet potato mash watery?

Make sure you drain the water completely before mashing.

Can you boil sweet potatoes ahead of time?

Yes you can, they are great for meal prep, just store them in airtight (preferably) glass container for up to 4-5 days, reheat on the stove or in microwave.

How do you know when sweet potatoes are done boiling?

Simply check with fork if they are soft enough.

What to serve with Sweet Potato Puree?

You can serve with any meat or fish and with extra salad on the side. Try it with Swedish Meatballs, Oven Baked Basa Fillets or make it vegetarian and serve it with Creamy Mushroom Sauce and No Mayo Easy Broccoli Salad.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Savory mashed sweet potatoes with butter and salt topped with parmesan cheese.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Peel sweet potatoes and slice thickly. Place in a large pot with water, make sure sweet potatoes are covered completely with water.
    2 sweet potatoes
  • Cook on low-medium heat for approximately 20-25 minutes until soft.
  • Drain sweet potatoes, mash with potato masher.
  • Add butter and salt, mix in.
    1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, 1 tsp. salt
  • Top with shredded parmesan cheese.
    1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian

Video

Notes

  • You don’t have to dice sweet potato, just cut into few pieces or slice thickly before boiling in the water.
  • If potatoes are not salty enough, add more, it is based on your preferences, you can also add salted butter if you want.
  • SUBSTITUTIONS: If you don’t have parmesan cheese you can use different cheese, for example: parmigiano reggiano, gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese or any other that you like or have at home. Any cheese will add extra flavor to potato.
What to serve with Mashed Sweet Potatoes? They can be served with any meat or fish and with extra salad on the side. Try it with Swedish MeatballsOven Baked Basa Fillets or make it vegetarian and serve it with Creamy Mushroom Sauce and No Mayo Easy Broccoli Salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 740mgPotassium: 393mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 16221IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 183mgIron: 1mg
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Update Notes: The recipe was originally posted in September 2022, it was updated with new tips in May, 2023.

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