This quick mashed potato recipe has just 5 ingredients and is dinner-ready in 20 minutes. Using sweet potatoes for this classic side dish adds color to your plate along with a little sweetness and a boost of Vitamin A. With classic and simple flavors, it can easily be paired with any of your favorite dishes.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, September 2018


Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 1 or 2 inches of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add sweet potatoes and steam until very soft, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and mash with milk, butter, salt and pepper.



To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave before serving.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 23.9g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 3.4g 14% DV; sugars 5.7g; fat 6.2g 10% DV; saturated fat 3.9g 19% DV; cholesterol 16.9mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 16304.4IU 326% DV; vitamin c 2.8mg 5% DV; folate 13.7mcg 3% DV; calcium 60.7mg 6% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 30.9mg 11% DV; potassium 413.6mg 12% DV; sodium 266.5mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.