Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Last Updated on January 29, 2024 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 recipe with ginger and rosemary

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.

How do you make sweet potato mash less watery?

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.

a white bowl full of food with a container of sour cream near it

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.

peeled sweet potatoes in a pot

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.

  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Coconut
  • Chili powder
  • Walnuts
  • Oranges
This creamy mashed sweet potatoes recipe is one of our favorite holiday side dishes. Try my sweet potatoes with maple syrup today.

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.

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Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Creamy mashed sweet potatoes recipe with ginger and rosemary

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

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

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18 thoughts on “Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe”

  1. I love the flavor of savory prepared sweet potatoes. Great post. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have an awesome week.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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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