Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Sweet Potato Mash Recipe)

Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect easy side dish for Thanksgiving and beyond. This sweet potato mash recipe is so creamy and delicious! Find out how to make mashed sweet potatoes with this easy mashed sweet potatoes recipe, and add them to your holiday table.

Savory mashed sweet potatoes in a white bowl

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Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes in all forms are a must for fall, so these savory mashed sweet potatoes are more than welcome! I’m always looking for more sweet potato dishes to add to the Thanksgiving table, and this recipe definitely does the trick. 

The mix of herbs in this sweet potato mash recipe gives them a savory kick, but you still get that hint of natural sweet flavor from the potatoes. The perfect balance! These easy mashed sweet potatoes are also super creeeeamy thanks to the cream cheese we mixed right in. It adds so much texture, flavor, and richness without being overwhelming. 

Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any other day of the year, you’re going to want these savory mashed sweet potatoes on your table!

Learn how to make mashed sweet potatoes and get them on the table this holiday season!

overhead view of easy mashed sweet potatoes in a white serving bowl

sweet potato mash recipe topped with herbs and butter

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This easy mashed sweet potatoes recipe is a great side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter dinner. Sweet potatoes are naturally the perfect blend of sweet and savory, so they really complement all the other Thanksgiving dishes. They’re super creamy and so delicious. The cream cheese and herbs are mixed right in with the potatoes to create the most amazing flavor. I love mashed potatoes of all kinds, but this sweet potato mash recipe is extra special. Just what we need during the holidays!

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overhead view of savory sweet potato mash

mashed sweet potatoes in a white bowl, viewed from the side

Do you need to peel sweet potatoes before mashing?

You don’t have to peel sweet potatoes before mashing or boiling. Some people prefer to leave the skin on, and eating the skin does add a bit of nutritional benefit. However, I chose to peel the potatoes for these savory mashed sweet potatoes. I peeled them while I was cutting them into cubes, before boiling/steaming.

How do you boil sweet potatoes for mashing?

To make mashed sweet potatoes, you will need to cook the potatoes first in order to make them mashable. You can boil them or steam them, whichever you prefer.

To boil sweet potatoes for mashing:

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes.
  2. Places potatoes in a pot of water and boil until soft (about 15 minutes).
  3. Once they are fully cooked, drain them over a colander.

What herbs go with sweet potato mash?

To make this sweet potato mash recipe more on the savory side, I used Parisien Bonnes Herbes. This is a mix of chives, dill weed, French basil, French tarragon, chervil, and white pepper. This creates a great blend of flavor in these savory mashed sweet potatoes.

Some other herbs and spices that would taste great in sweet potato mash are rosemary, oregano, and basil. Or you could lean more towards the sweet side by adding in brown sugar.

savory mashed sweet potatoes in a white bowl with a spoon

close up on mashed sweet potatoes

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This easy mashed sweet potatoes recipe is simple. All you really have to do is cook the potatoes, mash them up, an mix in the herbs and cheese. You can make them in about half an hour! 

How to make savory sweet potato mash:

  1. Boil or steam cubed sweet potatoes until soft and fully cooked.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  3. Place the pot over medium heat and mash up the potatoes for about 30 seconds to removed excess liquid.
  4. Then you can remove the pot from heat and continue mashing the potatoes into a chunky consistency.
  5. Add salt, pepper, herbs, cream cheese and butter, and continuing mashing until the potatoes reach a smooth, creamy consistency.

Sprinkle with more herbs and add more butter before serving. The warm, creamy, savory mashed sweet potatoes will be so good! Check the recipe card for more details.

close up on a bowl of savory mashed sweet potatoes

Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes are incredibly creamy and delicious. This sweet potato mash recipe makes the perfect easy side dish for holidays or any time!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Enjoy!

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