Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Yield : About 4 cups
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 50m
  • Ready In : 60m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Calories from Fat

  • Total Fat

  • Saturated Fat

  • Trans Fat

  • Cholesterol

  • Sodium

  • Carbohydrates

  • Dietary Fiber

  • Sugar

  • Protein

  • Serving Size:

    6 oz. (175g)

Mashed Sweet Potatoes is an alternative to traditional mashed potatoes or candied yams.

Sweet potatoes and yams have more nutrients, and are higher in fiber and calories compared to russet and other white potatoes. A one cup serving has about 100 more calories than a cup of mashed russet potatoes, but significantly less sodium.

Cook’s Tip

  • You can reheat and use left over baked candied yams for this recipe.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar to taste.

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Candied Yams


  • 2 lbs (900 g) sweet potatoes or yams
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter or margarine

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Bake potatoes at 400°F (205°C) for 60 minutes or peel, cut into chunks, place in a pan, cover with water and boil 20 to 30 minutes or until easily pierced with a knife or fork.

Step 2

Place the cooked potatoes in a medium bowl and mash using the back of a spoon, potato masher or whip using a hand mixer until smooth.

Step 3

Add sugar and butter adjusting the amount to taste. Stir or beat until well combined. Serve.