Mashed sweet potatoes in a white bowl.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes shine when made with herbs, butter, and just a touch of brown sugar. This one-pot recipe always delivers delicious results, and is a perfect side to work into your weeknight routine.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 169kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices (about 4 small)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar packed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons half-and-half warmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted


  • In a large saucepan over low heat, add sweet potatoes, water, thyme, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until the potatoes fall apart easily and all the water has been absorbed, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Mash the potatoes until just a few lumps remain. Stir in the half-and-half and butter and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Calories: 169kcal