savory mashed sweet potatoes for a healthy side dish or holiday occasion

Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: purelyflourish
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


These savory mashed sweet potatoes are an incredibly delicious and creamy side dish for any time of the week or for a special occasion. Sweet potatoes contain healing antioxidants and are rich in vitamin A which promotes healthy eyes and immunity. These are also great spread on top of my Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie recipe.



  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup pasture-raised butter or ghee, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk (dairy-free milk works as well)
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh herbs like parsley or chives to garnish


  1. Bring a large pot of filtered water to boil over high heat.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes. I like using a Y-peeler.
  3. Cut the sweet potatoes into large chunks and place them into the pot of boiling water. Cook the potatoes for 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Drain the potatoes over a colander, then place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl and then mash with a potato masher or a fork.
  5. Add the melted butter or ghee, and the milk into the bowl with the potatoes and mix until creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh herbs like parsley, and enjoy!


  • Instead of mashing the potatoes manually, you could add in the cooked sweet potatoes, butter, and milk into a high speed blender or food processer and blend for a super smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Always try to opt for certified USDA organic ingredients to avoid toxic pesticides and additives.
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