Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
A savory mashed sweet potatoes recipe. Combining yukon and sweet potatoes is brilliant! A perfect holiday side dish. Super easy and seriously delicious.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$8
Keyword: mashed sweet potatoes
Calories: 198 kcal
Servings: 8 as a side dish


  • 2 lbs Yukon potatoes (7 medium), peeled
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes (2 medium), peeled
  • 1 small onion peeled and halved
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 Tbsp sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted, hot
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 4 oz bacon chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chives chopped, to garnish


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. In a medium saut√© pan, cook chopped bacon until golden brown then remove from heat. Sprinkle over the mashed potatoes and garnish with chives to serve.