Mashed Sweet Potatoes 

Added by: Norah   Added on: February 23, 2019

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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In this video I am going to share with you a Mashed Sweet Potato recipe. This side dish goes well with almost any types of roast recipes (such as roast lamb, pork chops and the like). In fact, the Mashed Sweet Potato is so versatile that you could enjoy the dish as it is. If you omit the salt and pepper from the recipe, you could also prepare this for young children as it is healthy for them. The inherent sweetness of the sweet potatoes is also well loved by many adults and children alike.

Several notes here to share with you:

  1. I am using orange flesh sweet potato in this recipe. If you wish to vary the flavor of the dish, you could use other types of sweet potatoes.
  2. The orange flesh sweet potatoes are easily softened compare with other types of sweet potatoes. Be careful not to overcook this. Use a skewer to poke the potatoes to check for tenderness.
  3. Sweet potatoes by nature is not creamy, I added milk while cooking the sweet potatoes to give it more creamy texture. The milk also enhances the flavor.
  4. It is recommended to use unsalted butter and then add salt to taste. If salted butter is use, you won’t be able to control the saltiness of the mashed potatoes.


  • 500 Gm Sweet Potato, peeled; cut to medium chunk
  • 2 Cup Plain Water
  • 1 Cup Full Cream Milk
  • 25 Gm Unsalted Butter
  • Salt to taste (I use Himalayan Pink Salt)
  • Black Pepper Powder to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Boil sweet potatoes in 2 cups of plain water until tender (but not too soft). Discard the boiling water and return the pot to the stove. Add milk, salt and black pepper to taste. Continue cooking until the amount of milk in the pot left about 3 tablespoons.

  2. Mash the sweet potatoes using the potato masher. Add butter and mash together with the sweet potatoes.

  3. If the mashed sweet potatoes is too runny, return the pot to the stove and set heat to LOW. Keep stirring to avoid the bottom from burning. Cook to the desired thickness/consistency.

  4. Remove the mashed sweet potatoes and serve warm with the main dish of your choice or savor it as is.

Happy cooking ;-)

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