10 Mashed Sweet Potato Recipes to Make All Season Long

mashed sweet potatoes in yellow and white bowl
Photo: Angela Sackett Superhotmama

If you're looking for a healthy side dish that'll please even the pickiest of eaters, you've come to the right place. Mashed sweet potatoes (which are easy to make and even easier to eat) are nutritious, delicious, and the perfect complement to your favorite fall dinners. In this collection of our best mashed sweet potato recipes, you'll find easy weeknight options and impressive Thanksgiving ideas.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese

bowl of mashed sweet potatoes
lutzflcat

Sage and paprika add savory flavor, maple syrup lends sweetness, and goat cheese gives this side dish creaminess and flavor.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows
Yoly

Make this simple slow cooker side dish with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, such as brown sugar and butter. Garnish with marshmallows for a kid-friendly twist.

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Mashed Jalapeno-Cilantro Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Jalapeno-Cilantro Sweet Potatoes in a white dish with herb garnish
CookinBug

Turn up the heat with this jalapeño-spiked side. "AMAZING," raves reviewer oldlikejoel. "You MUST try these! I followed the recipe exactly and both the boyfriend and I were thrilled with the results."

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Roasted Sweet Potato Dip

mashed sweet potato dip with nuts in bowl next to chips and lime wedges
lutzflcat

Try this creamy sweet potato dip (made with tahini, crushed pistachios, lime juice, and cilantro) as a fun, seasonal alternative to to hummus. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

casserole dish of Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows
My Hot Southern Mess

Make this incredibly cozy recipe with just five easy-to-find ingredients: sweet potatoes, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, and miniature marshmallows.

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Quick and Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

mashed sweet potatoes with seasonings in white bowl
My Hot Southern Mess

In this crowd-pleasing 30-minute recipe, sweet potatoes are cooked, mashed with butter, and seasoned with garlic, basil, and thyme.

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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese

a round white ceramic dish of bright orange mashed sweet potatoes
France C

Make this Thanksgiving-perfect side dish in your trusty Instant Pot. Honey-flavored goat cheese (which you can make at home) is the sweet, creamy secret ingredient.

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Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Bowl of purple mashed sweet potatoes
Pictured: Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes.

Purple sweet potatoes tend to be drier than their orange counterparts, so an ample dose of coconut milk adds much-needed moisture.

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Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

mashed sweet potatoes on a dinner plate with sliced pork tenderloin and a parsley garnish
France C

This 3-ingredient sweet potato side dish (made with just the root veggie, Neufchatel cheese, and sea salt) comes together in just half an hour.

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Red Chile Braised Beef Stew Over Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Red Chile Braised Beef Stew over Mashed Sweet Potatoes in a white bowl
Valerie Brunmeier

Sweet potatoes are mashed with butter and sour cream, then topped with beef stew meat that's been braised in a rich, spicy sauce. Top with green onions for a burst of flavor and color.

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