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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.
3.45 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
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
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