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How To Make Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Written by Shelby Torrese

No matter what time of year it is, these creamy mashed sweet potatoes are guaranteed to impress your dinner guests!

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No matter what time of year it is, these creamy mashed sweet potatoes are guaranteed to impress your dinner guests!

Whenever I go out to eat at a restaurant or happen to spend Thanksgiving with anyone outside of my immediate family, I notice that people rarely make savory mashed sweet potatoes. They either have regular mashed potatoes, or a sweet potato dish that’s made even sweeter by adding brown sugar or heavy cream.

Now, I’m all about a good dessert, but I like my sweet potatoes to shine with their own natural sweetness! Which is why a staple in my home is one of my favorite mashed sweet potatoes recipes. I had it at a hotel in Colorado once, and I was floored. I begged the chef to tell me how to make mashed sweet potatoes like his, that didn’t taste like dessert. Either I was very convincing or I’m not the first to ask for the recipe, because within minutes he was back with a printed copy.

As you know, I have to healthify just about everything that enters my kitchen, and these mashed sweet potatoes were no exception. 

mashed sweet potatoes

Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

This is one of the best mashed sweet potatoes recipes, if not THE best. Even if you do tend to love sweeter dishes and recipes, once you get through how to make mashed sweet potatoes like this, I don’t think you’ll ever look back.

There are a few key things in this recipe that makes it so amazing. First up, the Greek yogurt is a game changer. It adds a fluffiness to the potatoes without being overly rich in fat or sugar, like heavy cream. Using butter and oil in this recipe may sound crazy, but just trust me on this one. Opt for grass-fed butter if possible.

Ok, now for the real star—collagen.

How often do you get served a dish where the cook boasts about collagen being included? Not often enough, in my opinion! So, if you bring these to a friend’s house or to a family gathering, don’t be surprised when everyone begs you for the recipe. Let them know they won’t find it by looking up just any mashed sweet potatoes recipes, it HAS to be this one! You can share all of the amazing anti-aging and bone health benefits of collagen, on top of it being undetectable. (So long as you use unflavored collagen.)

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthier Than Regular Potatoes?

Generally, when a food is brighter in color, it contains more phytonutrients. So, based on that theory, sweet potatoes are definitely healthier than regular potatoes! Even looking at the vitamin and mineral content, sweet potatoes are definitely a better bang for your healthy buck. Sweet potatoes contain less calories, and less carbohydrates than the average potato. So while they taste sweeter, they’re actually a much healthier starch than most! Even if you tend to love regular mashed potatoes, this healthier mashed sweet potato recipe is going to be a game-changer for you. I promise.

How To Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Learning how to make mashed sweet potatoes should be a staple no matter what time of year it is. Here’s how to do it…

mashed sweet potatoes

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

No matter what time of year it is, these creamy mashed sweet potatoes are guaranteed to impress your dinner guests!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 6 servings


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes (~ 7 small-to-medium), peeled and cut into 1″ cubes)
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • ⅓ cup finely sliced green onion
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 small-to-medium garlic clove, pressed or minced
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 scoops Super Youth unflavored collagen
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and fill it with water. The water should be 1” over the potatoes. Add 1 teaspoon of the salt and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender and you can easily pierce with a fork, about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain well, then return the potatoes to the pot. Mash the sweet potatoes to your desired consistency.
  3. Promptly add almost all of the green onion and parsley, reserving a small amount of each for garnish. Add the garlic, and stir to combine. Then stir in most of the Greek yogurt, butter, and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Transfer the mashed sweet potatoes to a serving bowl, add a drizzle of olive oil and your garnishes

About The Author

Shelby Torrese

Nutrition, Movement & Meditation Coach

Shelby Torrese is a wellness enthusiast (and matcha fanatic!) from Miami, FL. She attributes her love of movement to her mom, a personal trainer, and her love of food to her dad, a farmer. She studied creative writing in college while getting her yoga certification, and went on to pursue fitness and nutrition in grad school. Her go-to advice is, “Balance,” and she is a firm believer that the ocean can cure just about everything.

  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
  • M.S. in Human Performance


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