Go Back
+ servings
mashed sweet potatoes in a white bowl topped with butter and fresh herbs
Print Recipe
5 from 10 votes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Decadent healthy addition to any dinner table, this sweet potato mash makes great side dish to chicken, meat, fish or turn it into delightful breakfast bowl. Sweet or savory, it is easily adaptable to any flavor profile you're looking for!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 6
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 2.2 lbs Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 tablespoons Butter melted
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper


  • Rinse and gently scrub the sweet potatoes under running water. Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes.
  • Switch on the IP and place the steel insert. Add 1 cup of water and place the steamer basket.
  • Then, place the sweet potato cubes in the basket. Close the lid and turn the valve to sealing position.
  • Pressure cook on 'high' for 10 minutes. Once the cycle is complete, quick release the pressure by turning the valve to venting positon.
  • Open the lid, carefully remove the basket and transfer the cooked potatoes in a large bowl.
  • Mash the potatoes using potato masher or fork.
  • Add melted butter, milk, parsley, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Combine everything well until you get smooth mash.
  • Adjust the seassonings if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl and top it with butter cubes.
  • Sprinkle with fresh herbs as desired and serve.


  • You can cook the sweet potatoes by boiling, steaming, baking or microwaving if you don't have an Instant Pot.
  • Switch up the flavors and make these mashed sweet potato sweet by adding maple syrup, banana, nut butter and warming spices like cinnamon and ginger. 
  • If you want these to be vegan, simply swap vegan butter and non dairy milk.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 23861IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg