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
Featured In: Fall Spices
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, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 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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gknee50 User ID: 5975159 114230
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."

pkunk User ID: 3841486 151184
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."

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 120002
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."

TheDix User ID: 607421 125318
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."

rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 198006
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"

kcar8498 User ID: 5191730 186692
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"It's officially a family favorite!"

Mom1230 User ID: 1382829 195231
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"This was a wonderful alternative to my heavy sweet potato casserole. I used honey instead of maple syrup as I didn't have any. Good flavor. Definately on my menus from now on!"

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