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mashed sweet potatoes

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Lexi Finke
These easy mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect addition to your weekly dinner lineup. With only 3 ingredients and ready in under 40 minutes, these are so easy and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people

Equipment

  • Electirc Hand Mixer (Optional)
  • Food Processor (Optional)
  • Potato Masher (Optional)
  • Potato Peeler (Optional)

Ingredients
  

  • 3 medium sweet poatoes about 1-2 lbs
  • 1 tbsp butter can substitute ghee or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp almond milk more for creamier consistency
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

For Preparation:

  • Start by boiling a large pot of water. While that begins to boil, wash and peel your sweet potatoes. Here you have the option to peel your sweet potatoes before boiling using a peeler or knife OR you can remove the skin after the potatoes are boiled.
  • Once the water is boiling, add sweet potatoes and boil for about 25 minutes or until fork tender. NOTE: each sweet potato will vary in size so watch as they boil to ensure they don't overcook.
  • Drain the water and prepare for mashing.

Options for Mashing:

  • Option 1: Using a hand mixer. For this step, add the peeled & boiled sweet potatoes back to the empty pot. Add in the butter and mix until slightly broken down. Next, add in the seasonings and almond milk about 1/2 tbsp at a time, and mix again until they reach your desired thickness.
  • Option 2: Using a food processor. For this step, add the peeled & boiled sweet potatoes to a food processor with the butter and seasonings. Gently pulse until blended. Next, add in the almond milk about 1/2 tbsp at a time, and pulse again until they reach your desired thickness.
  • Option 3: Using a potato masher or fork. For this step, add the peeled & boiled sweet potatoes back to the empty pot or a large bowl. Using a potato masher or a fork, manually mash the potatoes until broken down. Add in butter, seasonings, and almond milk about 1/2 tbsp at a time, and mix again until they reach your desired thickness.
  • Top with dried parsley (and more butter if you want!) and enjoy.
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