Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrition and make deliciously sweet and creamy mashed potatoes. Plus, they look more festive than russet potatoes with their bright orange color! The coconut milk in this recipe makes the side dish extra special.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These creamy mashed sweet potatoes are a twist on the fall classic.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed sweet potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings, about ½ cup each
Calories 161 kcal
Author Openfit


  • 2 lbs. medium sweet potatoes peeled, cut into cubes
  • Hot water
  • ½ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt divided use
  • 1 cup canned lite coconut milk warm, divided use
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh thyme reserve a small amount for garnish
  • Ground black pepper to taste; optional


  1. Place sweet potatoes in medium saucepan. Cover with water. Add ¼ tsp. salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat. Drain water from sweet potatoes and place in a medium bowl.
  2. Add ½ cup coconut milk; mash with a potato masher.
  3. Add additional coconut milk 2 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Season with thyme, remaining ¼ tsp. salt, and pepper; mix well.
  4. Garnish with thyme, if desired.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.