Last Updated on December 24, 2022 by Ellen Christian
This creamy mashed sweet potatoes recipe is one of our favorite holiday side dishes. Try my sweet potatoes with maple syrup today.
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Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
I love mashed potatoes, but I tend to choose sweet potatoes over traditional potatoes. Overall, sweet potatoes tend to be lower in calories and carbohydrates than traditional potatoes.
They also tend to be higher in fiber than white or red potatoes. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with Vitamin A which promotes growth, the immune system, reproduction, and vision.
This creamy mashed sweet potatoes recipe is a healthy way to enjoy sweet potatoes.
Hood® Sour Cream is the secret ingredient in these creamy mashed sweet potatoes. It adds a unique flavor that regular mashed sweet potatoes just don’t have. I always have a container of Hood® Sour Cream in the refrigerator.
Toppings for creamy mashed sweet potatoes
Sour cream is the perfect topping and ingredient for so many of our favorite dishes. As a Hood® Sour Cream Ambassador, I’ve shared the ways that I enjoy using sour cream in my family’s favorite recipes. I also wrote about my Puff Pastry Vegetable Tart Recipe that uses Hood® Sour Cream as well.
Hood® Sour Cream can allow you to create easy meals in a pinch with less prep time and more family time. Hood® Sour Cream is all-natural, with no preservatives or artificial ingredients. This recipe was inspired by a weekly winner from Hood Sour Creams Fast Family Meals contest on Country 102.5’s website.
Do you peel sweet potatoes before boiling?
I did in this recipe. But, you don’t have to if you don’t want to. As a note, if time is an issue, instead of boiling the sweet potatoes, you can microwave them. Check your microwave for the appropriate time but it generally takes 5-8 minutes.
Be certain to pierce the skin before microwaving. If you choose to microwave your potatoes, remove the skin afterward rather than keep it on.
What can you put on sweet potatoes besides butter?
You can easily substitute this Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe for traditional mashed potatoes. It also makes a great side dish alternative for holidays. Since sweet potatoes are already sweet, I only add a small amount of real Vermont maple syrup to it for added flavor.
You could easily leave out the maple syrup if you wanted or substitute another healthy sweetener like honey or agave syrup.
What flavors go well with sweet potatoes?
My favorite flavor is maple syrup. But, there are lots of different alternatives. Why not try one of these with these creamy mashed sweet potatoes.
- Chili powder
What to serve with creamy mashed sweet potatoes
This is a very versatile side dish. You can have it with pork, ham, chicken or beef. We often have it during the holidays with a roast.
How to store leftovers
If you have leftovers, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay good for 3 to 5 days. To reheat them, you can place them in a small saucepan on the stove or you can microwave them.
More sweet potato recipes
If you enjoyed these creamy mashed sweet potatoes, you might want to try one of these next.
- Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie recipe
- Sweet potato pie
- Minie sweet potato pie recipe
- Sweet potato apple cinnamon pancakes
- Praline yams with sugary sam sweet potatoes
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 3/4 cup of Hood Sour Cream
- 1 tbsp real maple syrup
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the sweet potatoes in cubes. Do not peel.
- Boil until soft.
- Drain the sweet potatoes.
- Add the sour cream and mash with a potato masher.
- Mix the maple syrup, nutmeg and salt and pepper into the mashed sweet potatoes.
- Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle fresh rosemary.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.