Mashed Sweet Potatoes

In this mashed sweet potatoes recipe, the naturally sweet flavor of the sweet potatoes is enhanced by just a little sweet butter, honey and cinnamon.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 254kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 1 very large sweet potato, unpeeled, washed and dried (13 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Pierce the sweet potato with a fork on both sides. Microwave on high, 3 minutes per side or until tender (they’re ready when the flesh is easily pierced with a fork). Let stand 5 minutes until cool enough to handle.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat the remaining ingredients, stirring, until warm but not hot. Don’t allow the mixture to boil.
  • Use your fingers to peel the cooked sweet potato. Place it in a medium bowl. Mash well with a fork. Add the warm liquids gradually, whisking them in with a hand whisk. Keep whisking until very smooth, then serve.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 68mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g