Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
A savory mashed sweet potatoes recipe topped with bacon and chives. If you’re looking for a new twist on classic mashed potatoes, these mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect Thanksgiving side dish. The combination is salty, sweet, savory and delicious!
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Combining Yukon and sweet potatoes satisfies both camps – those who want the flavor and creaminess of the usual mashed potatoes and those who are particularly smitten with sweet potato casserole. Together, they make a show-stopping side dish.
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Ingredients for Sweet Potato Mash:
Making sweet potato mash is as easy as making basic mashed potatoes.
Adding bacon to sweet potatoes is optional, but highly necessary. Got it? 😉 Bacon and sweet potatoes is always a good idea (PROOF: Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon). It satisfies the craving for savory mashed potatoes and makes this dish irresistible on your holiday table.
How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes:
Step 1: Peel and dice all potatoes into 1/2″ cubes and put them in a large pot with halved onion, 2 bay leaves, 3 garlic cloves and enough water to cover the potatoes. Place over medium/high heat.
Step 2: As potatoes start to boil, add 1/2 Tbsp salt. Reduce heat to med-low, partially cover and cook for 10-12 min or until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife. Remove and discard, onion, garlic and bay leaves and drain the potatoes.
Step 3: Mash potatoes until uniform in color. Mash in 4 Tbsp melted butter then mash in 3 Tbsp of sour cream until smooth.
Pro Tips for the Creamiest Mashed Potatoes:
- Use a potato ricer or an electric hand mixer to make potatoes silky smooth.
- Mash or rice potatoes while they are still hot
- Add hot melted butter
- Once you’re done mashing, cover and keep potatoes warm before serving. Cold potatoes are not creamy potatoes.
Holiday-Worthy Side Dish Recipes:
- Dreamy Mashed Potatoes – a holiday tradition!
- Creamy Green Bean Casserole – Made completely from scratch!
- Turkey Gravy from your juicy Thanksgiving Turkey!
- Creamy Potato Salad – a delicious twist on a classic
Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- Peel and dice yukon and sweet potatoes into 1/2" cubes, then place them in a large pot. Add halved onion, 2 bay leaves, 3 garlic cloves, and enough water to cover potatoes then place over medium/high heat.
- When potatoes start to boil, add 1/2 Tbsp salt then reduce heat to med-low, partially cover and cook for 10-12 min. Potatoes are done when easily pierced with a knife. Remove and discard onion, garlic and bay leaves and drain the potatoes.
- Mash potatoes until uniform in color then mash in 4 Tbsp hot melted butter. Finally, add 2 heaping Tbsp of sour cream and mash until smooth. You can use a potato ricer or hand mixer to get it perfectly smooth if desired.
- In a medium sauté pan, cook chopped bacon until golden brown then remove from heat. Sprinkle over the mashed potatoes and garnish with chives to serve.
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I love bacon on mashed sweet potatoes. The sweet-savory-salty combo is irresistible. If you cook this up for Thanksgiving or Christmas, let us know! 🙂