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Roasted Maple Sweet Potato Mash

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Sweet and buttery, this recipe for Roasted Maple Sweet Potato Mash is lusciously creamy and so incredibly delicious. This Thanksgiving side dish feeds a crowd and would look lovely on your table. Bonus, it can be made a day in advance.
Course Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword side dish, sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Additional Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 278
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons softened salted butter plus 2 tablespoons for serving
  • 3/4 to 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup plus 1 tablespoon for serving
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 375°. Scrub sweet potatoes to remove any dirt and use a clean kitchen towel to dry.
  • Place sweet potatoes onto a rimmed, metal baking sheet and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Rub olive oil into the sweet potato skin.
  • Roast on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 1 hour or a knife cuts through effortlessly.
  • Once the sweet potatoes have cooled a bit and are safe to handle, remove the skin and place the warm sweet potato flesh into a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher.
  • Add in butter and mash until the butter is melted throughout and the sweet potatoes are creamy. For ultra-smooth sweet potatoes, use an electric hand mixer.
  • Use a rubber spatula to mix in 3 tablespoons of the maple syrup and 3/4 to 1 cup of heavy cream.
  • Add the sweet potato mash to a medium pot, cover and keep warm on low heat until ready to serve.
  • To serve; transfer the warm maple sweet potato mash to a serving dish, scatter the top with 2 tablespoon of softened butter (cut into pieces), drizzle with reserved tablespoons of maple syrup and grind fresh black pepper over top as well.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 27207IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg