Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Last Updated on October 7, 2020 by Ellen Christian

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This creamy mashed sweet potatoes recipe is one of our favorite holiday side dishes. Try my sweet potatoes with maple syrup today.

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.

Creamy mashed sweet potatoes recipe with ginger and rosemary


Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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. It’s 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.

Creamy mashed sweet potatoes recipe with ginger and rosemary

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.

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.

And, if you enjoy sweet potatoes, try this Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie recipe. Or, try my recipe for sweet potato pie.

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

2 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

32 minTotal Time

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  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup of Hood Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the sweet potatoes in cubes. Do not peel.
  2. Boil until soft.
  3. Drain the sweet potatoes.
  4. Add the sour cream and mash with a potato masher.
  5. Mix the maple syrup, nutmeg and salt and pepper into the mashed sweet potatoes.
  6. Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle fresh rosemary.

16 thoughts on “Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe”

  1. We loved mashed potatoes and we love sweet potatoes, but I've never thought of mashing sweet potatoes. LOL This recipe looks fantastic thought. I'll have to surprise my family with it. 
  2. I first learned about Hood products when we lived in New Hampshire for 2 years. For a while you couldn't find the brand here in NJ but it's getting easier now.

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