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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

No holiday table should be without mashed sweet potatoes - this recipe uses cream cheese to make it sweet and savory.

Course Dinner Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato Mash Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 258.36 kcal
Author DinnerPlanner


  • 4 large sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 4 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground all-spice
  • salt and black pepper - to taste to taste


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  2. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain thoroughly and return to the pot.
  3. Add butter, cream cheese, and half & half to the sweet potatoes and mash with an immersion blender or a hand-held mixer. For a thinner consistency, add more half & half, if desired.
  4. Once the potatoes are creamy, stir in thyme leaves, cinnamon, and allspice until well blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately topped with a spoonful of whipped cream cheese and/or toasted walnuts, if desired. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Mash Recipe
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 258.36 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.54g18%
Saturated Fat 6.92g43%
Cholesterol 33.44mg11%
Sodium 192.48mg8%
Potassium 612.95mg18%
Carbohydrates 36.12g12%
Fiber 5.66g24%
Sugar 7.59g8%
Protein 3.93g8%
Vitamin A 24593.11IU492%
Vitamin C 6.88mg8%
Calcium 88.26mg9%
Iron 1.44mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.