Favorite Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Favorite Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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My family begs me to make mashed sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love this recipe because it can be made a day ahead and warmed up before the big meal. —Senja Merrill, Sandy, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 117 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding orange juice, brown sugar, syrup and pie spice to reach desired consistency. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Favorite Mashed Sweet Potatoes in Healthy Cooking December/January 2013, p37

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"I love sweet potatoes. I added orange marmalade, about a 1/4 of a cup & 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract. We all liked it."

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"I didn't have orange juice, I substituted almond milk. I loved. It. My husband doesn't like sweet potatoes tried it and he liked it too."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"I made this for our fellowship & it wasn't scarfed like I thought it would be. Perhaps others don't like sweet potatoes as much as I."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"My family liked that this wasn't so heavy as others I've made. Nice, too, that it has so few ingredients. Will make again next Thanksgiving."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"I did not have any orange juice on hand so modified the recipe to use 3 tablespoons of the cooking liquid. The potatoes turned out great"

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