Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes in a serving bowl and spoon

These creamy mashed sweet potatoes are savory and slightly sweet. They are rich and buttery , the perfect side for all occasions especially a holiday meal.  I just love sweet potatoes cooked just about anyway there is .  Believe me I just adore Candied Sweet Potatoes and sweet potato casseroles but sometimes I want something not so sweet , these babies are the winner.  Growing up we never had a holiday that didn’t consist of a sweet potato pie and some other type of side dish but I never really thought I would like a savory sweet potato. It turns out I adore the natural flavor , I could literally eat this entire pot of sweet potato goodness.

Before I speak anymore of sweet potatoes I have to share a little something with you. I have had three recipes waiting to post, I needed to finish the writing half of the process. On Monday August 24,2020 It was pretty evident that Hurricane Laura was coming straight to us in South West Louisiana . I live in a community right outside of Lake Charles where I have lived my entire life, so evacuating and hurricane prep is nothing new to me and my family.  All things stopped in my life and we went into hurricane prep mode. Everything needed moved from our patios and yards , put inside or secured . Once my house and my mothers house was secure then moving on to packing. In the digital age this is a little easier, all of our insurance for our home and cars are available on an app. So SS Cards and Birth certificates was all I grabbed since they are hard to replace. I didn’t even bring wedding photos and baby photos this time. My husband stayed home , against my judgement and rode out Hurricane Laura . While our community is completely devastated , we suffered damage but it could have been a lot worse for us. I have many friends that their homes are a complete loss. The photo below is one my nieces husband took. They lost so much in the storm BUT somehow his flag wasn’t lost and it was still flying in the wind when he found it. I just love this photo ! It reminds me that our flag isn’t  weak , it is STRONG!!  So strong it can withstand a Cat 4 hurricane and still found a way to fly . It is strong just like the people that fly it proudly. This one photo brought tears to my eyes the day after a sleepless night but brought so much hope at the same time.

Hurricane debris with an american flag
“Gave Proof through the night that our Flag was still there” Photo by Corey Badon


Let’s Make Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes!

Supplies you will need:


supplies to make mashed sweet potatoes

Peel and Cube the sweet potatoes and place them in a large pot. Cover the potatoes with water, make sure they are all submerged. Bring the potatoes up to a boil for about 15-20 or until tender.

Drain the potatoes well and place them back into the hot dry pot.  Cube the butter and cream cheese on top of the hot potatoes.  Now add the brown sugar , salt and pepper.

Now either start to mash them with a potato masher or electric mixer.

At this point is you like the texture and taste leave them alone. If you them a little richer and creamier add evaporated milk .

These sweet potatoes are so creamy and rich! If you serve these at your next holiday meal everyone will love them!

If you love sweet potatoes check out these recipes!


Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These creamy mashed sweet potatoes are savory and slightly sweet. They are rich and buttery , the perfect side for all occasions.
3.64 from 19 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 3-4 pounds Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Evaporated Milk optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt-or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper-or to taste


  • Peel and Cube sweet potatoes and place them in a large pot
  • Cover the potatoes with water, make sure they are all submerged
  • Bring the potatoes up to a boil for about 15-20 or until tender
  • Drain the potatoes well and place them back into the hot dry pot
  • Cube the butter and cream cheese on top of the hot potatoes
  • Salt and pepper them, add the brown sugar and start to mash them either with a potato masher or an electric mixer
  • At this point if you like the texture leave them , or add the evaporated milk for them to be a litter creamier


I tested this recipe by roasting the potatoes and boiling them was much easier. If you would rather you can cube them and oven roast them you can . Check out my recipe for roasted sweet potatoes
Keyword holiday side dish, mashed sweet potatoes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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3 years ago

Sweet Potatoes are my all time favorite and this delicious recipe with all the yummy ingredients takes this dish to another level. I love it.

Kathryn Donangelo
3 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about your evacuation! Sending you lots of positive thoughts to get through these crazy times! On the other hand, these sweet potatoes were delicious!! We usually just bake them but I loved whipping these! Thank you and take care!

3 years ago

Talk about a great side dish! These mashed sweet potatoes turned out perfect, especially with the evaporated milk. I’ll definitely make these all fall long.

a flavor journal.
3 years ago

So sorry to hear about your community! Definitely glad you are your family area okay, though. And this sweet potato recipe is absolutely delicious – we’ve already made it once, but I’m absolutely making it for Thanksgiving this year, too!

3 years ago

I love mashed potatoes and I love sweet potatoes but i’ve never had mashed sweet potatoes haha. I gotta try this!

3 years ago

I love both mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, but when you put it together it must be heaven! this is a great side dish and i love how you made it with evaporated milk! I need to try this out.

3 years ago

Oh no. I’m so sorry to hear about what happened in your area! That looks awful. I’m glad you’re okay! These potatoes look great. I love new ways of preparing sweet potatoes!

Aditi Bahl
3 years ago

Sweet potato recipes are many but this is different. Never had mashed sweet potatoes. With all the lovely ingredient am sure it tastes very good. Great share.

3 years ago

Such a classic recipe for the holiday season! It has all the flavors and I love serving it with lots of vegetabls!

Moop Brown
Moop Brown
3 years ago

What a unique and tasty looking recipe. Might have to try this one for Thanksgiving this year! Thanks

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

Ok these are like the creamiest potatoes ever!! I love sweet potatoes so I’m going to make this a lot this fall!

2 years ago

Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing and super easy to make recipe! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

Ann Hunter
Ann Hunter
2 years ago

I like to roast sweet potatoes or cook on the grill with a bit of chili powder and kosher salt. I’m thinking I may try these with some chili powder added for savory-ness. Looks yummy!

1 year ago

I always thought sweet potatoes were to be bake. What do I know!