Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Courtesy of USDA Nutrition

Mashed sweet potatoes are an easy and nutritious side dish that can accompany any entrée. A great idea to try in place of traditional mashed potatoes.


  • 4 sweet potatoes (small to medium)
  • 3/4 teaspoon thyme (fresh or dried)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into slices that are 3/4 inch thick.
  3. Put them in a saucepan with enough water to cover the potatoes.
  4. Bring the water to a boil on medium heat.
  5. Cook the potatoes for 20 to 25 minutes until they’re soft.
  6. Drain the water. Put the potatoes in a medium bowl.
  7. Use a fork or potato masher to mash the potatoes.
  8. Mix in the thyme, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories: 113
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 217mg
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Protein: 2g

Makes 4 servings

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