Sweet Potato Mash

by Caryn Lawrence
Mashed Sweet Potato

A deliciously rich and fluffy sweet potato mash with salted butter is a perfect side dish or accompaniment.

Mashed sweet potato is a perfect side dish to accompany any main meal and although traditional mashed potato is always a notable favourite enjoyed by many, I must say sweet potato mash is a close contender. This is a basic recipe consisting of sweet potatoes and salted butter, the addition of the butter really adds to the richness of the dish. I love serving my pork sausage and apple bake on a bed of mashed sweet potato. Some dishes pair amazingly well with sweet potato!

There are many different variants of sweet potatoes but my preferred choice is the purple sweet potatoes, these potatoes have a dark purple outer skin with white / cream flesh. It is a firm sweet potato and it is really ideal for boiling, which is the cooking method used to make this mash.

Preparation and Cooking

Sweet Potatoes peeled and cubed
  • Bring a large pot of water with ½ teaspoon of salt to a boil. Ensure you have sufficient water as you want the sweet potatoes covered by at least 3cm of water.
  • Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and then cut them into cubes ~ I usually place the cut pieces back into a bowl of water to fully submerge them as it prevents them changing colour. White fleshed sweet potatoes has a tendancies of turning brown.
Sweet potatoes submerged in boiling water
  • Add the sweet potato cubes to the boiling water.
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender. I usually prick them with a fork to ensure that they are soft enough.
Mashed sweet potato with butter
  • Drain the sweet potatoes in a colander and place them back into the pot.
  • Mash the sweet potatoes using a hand masher or your prefered method of mashing.
  • Add in the cubes of butter and mash until well combined and fluffy.
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately. It is the yummiest sweet potato mash!
Sweet Potato Mash

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Mashed Sweet Potato
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Sweet Potato Mash

A deliciously rich and fluffy sweet potato mash with salted butter is a perfect side dish or accompaniment.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Accompaniment
Keyword: Mash, Mashed Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 950 Grams Sweet Potatoes (Peeled and cubed)
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 40 Grams Salted Butter (Cubed)
  • Salt and Pepper to season

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water with ½ teaspoon of salt to a boil. Ensure you have sufficient water as you want the sweet potatoes covered by at least 3cm of water.
  • Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and then cut them into cubes. 
  • Add the sweet potato cubes to the boiling water and cook for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  • Drain the sweet potatoes in a colander and place them back into the pot.
  • Mash the sweet potatoes using a hand masher or your prefered method of mashing.
  • Add in the cubes of butter and mash until well combined and fluffy. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately. It is the yummiest sweet potato mash!

Notes

  • A food processor can be used in place of a hand masher if you prefer a smoother mash.
  • Honey / Maple syrup can be added for an extra touch of sweetness.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Mash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 535mg15%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 22629IU453%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This website provides approximate nutritional information for convenience and as a courtesy only.

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