Easy Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Easy Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This recipe is one that you want to keep in your back pocket: it’s easy to whip up as a last minute addition to a party or holiday get-together. It’s a side dish that you can’t go wrong with for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Or bring it to a potluck as a simple, no-mess tasty treat.

The secret of this recipe lies in its combination of maple syrup plus spices. The spices used are the classic fall & holiday set of: cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg. This means the sweet potatoes remind you of fall desserts like pumpkin pie.

Optional: top with butter & more maple syrup!

And with maple syrup and brown sugar, these sweet potatoes are SWEET. They’re a crowd pleaser, even for picky eaters who usually avoid vegetables.

This recipe takes about 6 sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped.

These Easy Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a recipe you’ll want to come back to again and again – whether for an easy weeknight dinner side or a special occasion. Try the recipe today and bookmark it for next time!

Easy Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

A recipe to keep in your back pocket: it's easy to whip up last minute for a party or holiday get-together. A side dish that has show-stopping fall flavors.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 – 2 lbs sweet potatoes (about 6 potatoes)
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg


  • Peel sweet potatoes & cut into 1” chunks.
  • Boil potatoes in large pot of water for about 15 minutes, or until soft & cooked through.
  • Drain the potatoes and mix in remaining ingredients.
  • Mash by hand or with a mixer until combined & smooth.
  • Serve warm & topped with butter, maple syrup, or brown sugar!

Suggest main dishes to go with the Easy Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes include:

  • Thanksgiving or Christmas roast
  • Garlic & herb chicken breast
  • Popular side dishes to pair with include: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Fall is one of my favorite times to cook and bake because I find all of the fall flavors to be so inspiring. As the leaves change colors we suddenly get new ingredients like squash, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes in the forefront.

And earthy, warm spices dominate all of my favorite fall treats. There’s something so cozy about a baking this time of year. Our top recipe for fall baking is linked below and it’s a chocolate twist on a favorite:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

What’s in your kitchen this week? Share what you’re cooking & bake at the moment in the comments below!


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