Recipes and Cooking Mashed Sweet Potatoes 3.7 (48) 1 Review Cutting the potatoes into small cubes before boiling prevents them from becoming waterlogged and results in a fluffier finish to this easy side dish. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 pound sweet potatoes or white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 10 cups) ¼ cup butter or margarine ⅓ cup dairy sour cream ¼ cup milk ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Butter or margarine (optional) Directions In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook the potatoes, covered, in enough boiling lightly salted water to cover for 12 minutes or until tender; drain. Remove potatoes from pan. Add the butter to the hot Dutch oven and let it melt. Add the potatoes to the Dutch oven; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in the sour cream, milk, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Transfer to a serving dish. If desired, place a dot of butter on top. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Tips Prepare potatoes through Step 2 but do not heat through. Transfer to a 2-1/2- to 3-quart casserole. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Before serving, preheat oven to 325F. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until heated through. Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Prepare as above. Before serving, drizzle 1/4 cup maple syrup over potatoes and sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or almonds, toasted. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 267 Calories 8g Fat 46g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 267 % Daily Value * Total Fat 8g 10% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 19mg 6% Sodium 312mg 14% Total Carbohydrate 46g 17% Protein 4g Vitamin C 4.1mg 21% Calcium 90.9mg 7% Iron 1.4mg 8% Potassium 714mg 15% Folate, total 20.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.