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Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect light and fluffy holiday side made with 6 simple ingredients in 30 minutes!
Yield 10 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes , (about 5)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk


  • Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into 2-inch cubes.
  • Add the sweet potatoes to a large pot in a steamer basket over 2 inches of water.
  • Cook for 20 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.
  • In a small saucepan melt the butter and thyme on medium heat until just melted, then turn it off and let it sit.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the pot and drain the water.
  • Add the sweet potatoes, salt, pepper, and milk together.
  • Mash well with a potato masher or use an immersion blender to mash well.
  • Spoon sweet potatoes into a large serving bowl.
  • Pour the melted butter and thyme over the potatoes and serve.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 25891IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes