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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 28 mins
Serves 4
These mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect holiday side dish. They're creamy, flavorful, and blissfully easy to make.


  • 5 large sweet potatoes (3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or melted unsalted butter
  • cups almond milk or any milk
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh thyme leaves or chopped parsley for garnish, optional
  • Pat of butter, for serving, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Use a fork to poke a few holes into the sweet potatoes. Place on the baking sheet and roast until very tender, about 60 minutes.
  • Scoop the cooked sweet potato flesh out of the skins and place in a food processor. Add the olive oil, milk, rosemary, garlic, ginger, salt, and several grinds of pepper and process until creamy. If you prefer a chunkier consistency, mash with a potato masher. Season to taste.
  • Transfer to a bowl and garnish with the thyme. Serve with a pat of butter, if desired.