Mashed sweet potatoes can serve as a nutritious, filling, and economical addition to many meals. While you can also bake or roast sweet potatoes to soften them, boiling helps retain their moisture, which prepares them well for mashing.
🧂 Ingredients & Equipment:
2 sweet potatoes/yams
Large fork or potato masher (like this)
Boil water in a large pot & season to taste
Rinse potatoes & scrub off dirt
Add to water. Let cook ~20 min or until a knife easily pierces the skin
Remove & drain. Let cool or rinse with cold water. Remove skins.
Mash with a fork or potato masher
Add oil/butter & salt (optional)
📝 Notes, Tips, Tricks
To prep sweet potato cubes instead, remove skins with a veggie peeler, chop into cubes and boil until tender. 1-inch cubes will take 12-15 min, 2-inch cubes 20-25 min.