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Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mix things up with these Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes that are good for you, quick and super simple to make! They are a colorful side dish your whole family will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, family friendly, healthy side dish, roasted sweet potatoes, savory mashed sweet potatoes, vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 149kcal


  • 3 large sweet potatoes or 4 medium, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  • Wash sweet potatoes with water and scrub with a veggie brush. Chop into medium-sized chunks. (I like to leave the skin on -- if you'd prefer to remove the skin, peel potatoes before chopping.)
  • Transfer sweet potatoes to a medium-large pot and add enough water to cover them completely. Cook over high heat and bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
  • Drain potatoes using a large colander. Transfer boiled potatoes to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add ghee and milk and mix in with your hand mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Next, add all of your spices. Mix again until they are incorporated, about 1 minute.
  • Assess the texture and if it's too thick, very slowly add small amounts of liquid until you reach desired texture. Taste and add more salt and/or pepper as needed.
  • Serve hot. Each serving is ~1/2 cup; recipe yields roughly 6 servings.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16114IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg