This is my favorite quick and easy recipe. For more flavor, add maple syrup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes; drain.

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  • Transfer potatoes to a large bowl; mash butter, garlic, basil, and thyme into the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

573 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 86.6g 28% DV; fat 23.3g 36% DV; cholesterol 61mg 20% DV; sodium 398.2mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2015
I made this for my family's Christmas dinner. At first I thought the recipe was too heavy on the garlic and I think I would use a tad less if I made this again but my family ended up really liking it! Even my brother who doesn't like mashed sweet potatoes had two helpings and says it was really good. Overall 4/5 stars for this recipe! The spices really help jazz up these mashed potatoes and complement each other well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2014
I think instead of herbs u should do brown sugar then it would be FANTASIC! Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2014
I think instead of herbs u should do brown sugar then it would be FANTASIC! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2018
VERY easy to make! I made exactly as the recipe calls for as I don't like to review a recipe that's been changed up. To me it's not a fair rating of the recipe. If you've changed things, it's no longer that recipe. I'm trying to eat healthier and my nutrition coach suggested trying sweet potatoes instead of rolls/bread for my carbs. I'm hooked now!! I personally don't care for sweet potatoes and wasn't looking for a recipe that calls for adding molasses or brown sugar or anything like that to it. I don't personally like this by itself, but I eat it with meat (chicken and steak) and enjoy eating a bite of it with the meat. It's actually addictive eating it that way in my opinion. It's still sweet because it's a sweet potato. But I really like the spices that are included with it, especially the garlic! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2015
I made this for my family's Christmas dinner. At first I thought the recipe was too heavy on the garlic and I think I would use a tad less if I made this again but my family ended up really liking it! Even my brother who doesn't like mashed sweet potatoes had two helpings and says it was really good. Overall 4/5 stars for this recipe! The spices really help jazz up these mashed potatoes and complement each other well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2016
Flavor was spot on I am not a fan of overtly sweet Sweet Potatoes. If you have to add sugar to your vegetable to make them taste good there is something wrong with the vegetable. I would definitely allow them to drain completely before mashing them. The only change I made was I boiled them in some chicken bouillon. Will make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2014
We liked this for the most part just needed to up the dried basil for our taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2017
I loved this recipe my kids however weren't fans. It was an excellent recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2016
This isn't a bad recipe everyone in my family liked it a lot in fact. My only issue with it is that I followed the recipe exactly and the sweet potatoes were rock had after having been simmered for the said 20 min. To fix it I brought them back to a rapid boil and boiled for 40 minutes. They weren't bad but I still found that they were a bit hard...maybe something wrong with the potatoes? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2019
This tastes great! I did skip the butter though to make it low fat. Very easy to make and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2016
I'm used to super sweet potato with extra butter and sugar etc this is a nice more robust traditional dish to me. I made 500g worth and am going to eat it all by myself since I am perma bulking for weight training. about 650 calories with the potato and butter etc. good carb source Read More