December 9, 2023

Have you had the pleasure of mashing sweet potatoes yet? It’s easy to be enthralled by this delicious sweet potato dish, made with butter and a touch of cinnamon. They’re pretty savory, and I’ve provided some more adorable versions below.

How To Make The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes can be the same as making regular potatoes. Because the sweet potato already has a smooth texture, they are transformed into an incredibly delicious Mash.

This recipe is a bit savory. I like using a bay leaf in the water while cooking the potatoes to add flavor. I also like keeping the mash as simple as possible with butter, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. I’ll add Sour cream When I want them to be more creamy.

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Orange and red-skinned sweet potatoes are the most delicious sweet potato mashed (sometimes wrongly labeled as”yams” in the US). These are sweeter tasting and have a more creamy texture than the more dry sweet potatoes like those with tan or purple skins.

The skin must be smooth and firm. I also prefer small-medium sweet potatoes because they are less starchy than substantial ones.

To prepare sweet potatoes, I use a vegetable brush to remove any dirt from the potato. You can crumple the foil and scrub the potato clean if you don’t own a vegetable scrubber or meeting.

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes for Mashing

A preferred way to cook them is by simmering the potatoes in water, as I would do with regular potatoes. Making them simmer on the stove is fast and straightforward.

I add peeled, cubed sweet potatoes to a large saucepan that I cover with approximately one inch of water. I add a substantial amount of salt, as well as bay leaves. Before boiling your water, cook it until the potatoes are tender. The salt makes the potatoes taste amazing, and the bay leaf gives a flavor. Sometimes, I substitute the bay leaf with one or two fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs.

Cube and simmer peeled sweet potatoes, a pinch of salt, and some herbs, such as bay leaves and fresh thyme or rosemary.

Alternative Methods to Use: You can use an oven, microwave, or pressure cooker (Instant Pot)

If you bake them, the sweet potatoes should cook for between 40 and 60 minutes. To bake them, cook them, heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Then wrap the whole sweet potatoes and bay leaves in the foil in a large piece. Place the foil on the baking sheet, and bake the potatoes until they can be easily pierced using a fork. The time for baking will range from 40-60 minutes. Remove the sweet potato wrapper and once they’re sufficiently cool to handle, cut them into pieces and throw away the skins.

If you use a microwave, you will likely need to cooktops twice. Pound the sweet potatoes unpeeled multiple times using the fork’s prongs. Add 2 to 3 sweet potatoes onto a microwave-safe dish and place them on a damp paper towel. Microwave on high, turning the plate once until the potatoes can be peeled off with a fork. This can take between 8 and 12 minutes. Once they’re sufficiently cool to handle, peel them off and remove the skins.

To cook sweet potatoes using the pressure cooker (Instant Pot), the time is approximately 35 minutes. Attach a stainless steel trivet to the base of your pressure cooker (ours included one). Put one cup of water, then pile whole sweet potatoes on the trivet (4 to 5 potatoes will fit in our pressure cooker). Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 16 minutes. Allow for the pressure cooker to release naturally after 10-15 minutes. Cut them into pieces and dispose of the skins when they’re safe for handling.

How to Mash Sweet Potatoes

The easiest way to smash sweet potatoes is with potato mashing. If you do not have one, don’t fret. Using a fork can accomplish the task. A potato fork or masher can produce a creamy mash with some texture.

Mashing potatoes with the potato fork or masher can make an incredibly creamy sweet potato mash with a hint of texture.

Use the food processor or food mill equipped with the most compact grinding disc for the silkiest, smoothest sweet potato mash.

More Tips

Remove the skins of sweet potatoes. I love the skin-on mashed potatoes; however, my skin is to be a bit hard when it comes to sweet potatoes. When you cook or bake sweet potatoes, it is possible to take off the skin when you cook them.

Make them more creamy by using cream or sour cream. I enjoy adding sour cream. Sugary sweet potatoes balance the tanginess of the sour cream. Heavy cream, milk, or half-and-half can add some creaminess. Buttermilk is also a great option.

Suppose you are a fan of garlic Mash some cloves of roast garlic. Here’s our preferred method of cooking garlic.

Add some maple syrup, brown sugar, or honey to make it sweeter.

More Sweet Potato Recipes

I am in love with the taste of these Homemade Sweet Potato Fries. Instead of grilling the fries, they are baked on the stove until they become caramelized and crisp.

These sweet Potatoes are roasted using Coconut oil, Maple syrup, and pecans. Everyone loves them.

To make a vegan-friendly dinner, look at our healthy baked sweet Potatoes packed with an easy tomato and avocado salsa. Try the Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos a go.

Do you know it is possible to make noodles from sweet potatoes? Try our Creamy Avocado Lime Sweet Potato Noodles.

Easy Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This easy sweet potato mash is savory. However, you can include a few additional ingredients to create more sweetness. Check out our suggestions in the notes section below for more ideas.

You can cook, simmer or microwave them, or even use a pressure cooker to cook sweet potatoes. The preferred method is to steam the potatoes as it will take the same time with the pressure cooker and when microwaving them, which is less than baking them in an oven. In the post above, we’ve included the steps to cook sweet potatoes in a microwave, oven, and pressure cooker.

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