Simply Mashed Sweet Potatoes


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Simply Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

These potatoes were inspired by the Vanilla Bean Mashed Sweet Potatoes that I have raved about in the past, as well as by the Sweet Potatoes with Spinach that I’ve made repeatedly over the past year.

I wanted mashed sweet potatoes, but I had about 3 minutes to get them on the table by the time they had cooled enough to peel and mash.

I made them again today because I liked them so much. Simply mash the sweet potatoes; then add a scoop of sour cream and a pinch of salt. If you are feeling fancy, feel free to drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper as well.

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The potatoes are delicious both ways.

Simply Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


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Simply Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Servings: 4 -6 servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes this was 4 small-medium size sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
  • Optional: drizzle of olive oil freshly cracked black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the
  • scrubbed sweet potatoes on it. Puncture each of them with a fork and
  • then bake until they are fork tender, about 45-60 minutes depending on
  • size.
  • When the potatoes are done, remove from the oven and let cool for a few
  • minutes. Slice them in half and peel the skins off of them. (This is
  • very easy once they are roasted.) Place the cooked potatoes in a large
  • mixing bowl and smash with a potato masher. Add the sour cream and salt and stir to combine. Taste and adjust salt as needed. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper if desired. Enjoy!
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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Jenn says

    I love this recipe, Mary – simple and perfect! I could eat sweet potatoes morning, noon and night… baked, mashed, smashed, fried… YUM!!!