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Perfect Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe! Add a little cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and prepare to have the best side dish! The recipe can easily be made vegan with coconut oil and unsweetened almond milk. 152 calories per serving! #sidedish #sides #healthy
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5 from 2 votes

Perfect Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Here's the simplest way to make perfect mashed sweet potatoes with a little cinnamon and ginger thrown in for flavor! The recipe can easily be made vegan with coconut oil and unsweetened almond milk.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy mashed sweet potatoes, perfect mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato recipe
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 153kcal


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter or coconut oil for vegan option
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup whole milk or unsweetened almond milk for vegan option
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch nutmeg


  • Put the sweet potatoes in a large pot and add just enough cold water to cover them. Bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and return to the potatoes to the pot on the stove top with the burner turned off. The residual heat from the pot will help any excess water burn off.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, using only 1/4 cup liquid to start and adding more if needed, and mash until smooth and well-combined. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Information above for  Mash made with 1 tablespoon salted butter and 1/4 cup whole milk (6 servings):
Mash made with 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil and 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (6 servings):
Calories 151, Fat 3g, Carb 30g, Fiber 5g, Sugars 6g, Protein 2g


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g