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Simple Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Get Inspired Everyday!

Simple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday! - lightly adapted from Cook's Illustrated
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, washed and peeled
  • 1 stick, 8 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk of your choice


  1. Cut the sweet potatoes into chunks about 1″x1″ trying to keep them as even as possible so that they cook evenly.
  2. Place the cut up potatoes into a large pot with the butter, sea salt, and cream. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to low heat. Simmer until the sweet potatoes are completely tender, 40-45 minutes, stirring 5-6 times throughout the cooking time.
  3. When the potatoes are tender, mash them until they’re smooth in an electric mixer.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. If you have leftovers, they reheat perfectly in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat, stirring constantly.