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  • Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Food | October 03, 2019 | Nik Manojlovich
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EASY MASHED SWEET POTATOES are a thing and we’re here to prove it to you!

One of the extra bonuses of owning a cottage is all the quality time you get to spend hanging out with family and friends. When a guest offers to make one of their favourite recipes, even better. Thanks to my dear friend Phillip Moody for sharing this beauty; it could end up one of our most requested, go-to side dishes of all time.

Now, before you add this to your “save for holidays” file, PIN, SAVE and BOOKMARK it to your weekly recipe rotation instead because you’ll be making this delicious yet simple side again and again.

Best thing about our EASY MASHED SWEET POTATOES? The looks on the faces of folks who taste it for the first time. We’re talking smiles and sighs and lots of oohs and aahs.

Here are just a few solid things to remember:

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Yes, high fives all around! This recipe is made with just five ingredients, and even I was skeptical the first time I watched it being prepared. Yet, when it’s all made and eaten, you’ll be as excited as we are.

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals and those with deeper orange flesh are most desirable. Click HERE to learn more about them. When purchasing, remember: less is more. This mash is rich and flavourful, so in my experience guests don’t take heaping helpings. I usually allow half of a medium-sized sweet potato for each guest.

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes


There are two stages in this recipe where I direct that the sweet potatoes be covered with foil – it is crucial! The first foil covering gives the cooked potatoes a chance to sweat and soften, making peeling so much easier. The second is all about melting the mascarpone and butter so they blend perfectly with the sweet potatoes when you mash.

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes


If you’re a regular Weekend at the Cottage reader, you probably think I have a stake in a mascarpone cheese factory somewhere – I LOVE THE STUFF! After all, I used it for the GRILLED PEACHES and also in our BANANA BREAD. I find the hint of sweetness and soft texture work perfectly in this application.

These EASY MASHED SWEET POTATOES pair perfectly with many of our mains. Try them with our BREADED PORK CHOPS, our SIRLOIN TIP ROAST or this GRILLED JUMBO SHRIMP.

EASY MASHED SWEET POTATOES are perfect with everything!

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes


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3 Responses to “Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes”

  1. […] there are a few additional things that go with it as well. Serve it with our CREAMY COLESLAW or our MASHED SWEET POTATOES. Talk about a meal of comfort food – there it […]

  2. […] is what to serve with them. I like keeping things fresh and simple with our BEANS ALMONDINE, our MASHED SWEET POTATOES or a very SIMPLE […]

  3. […] Since ease of preparation is top of mind with this post, how about a few suggestions for sides that are just a quick and delish? Try our chicken with a SIMPLE SALAD, this very delicious TOMATO ONION SALAD or our creamy MASHED SWEET POTATOES. […]


Ingredients & Amounts

  • 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes, washed
  • 1 cup of mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, room temperature
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F with the rack in the middle position. Scrub the potatoes, prick with a fork or sharp knife and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Transfer to oven and bake for 1 hour, or until tender.
  2. Remove potatoes from oven and transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Cover bowl with foil wrap and leave for 5 minutes.
  3. Carefully peel sweet potatoes, discarding the skin, then return cooked flesh to bowl. Add cheese and butter. Cover bowl again with foil and leave to sit for another 5 minutes.
  4. Remove cover and mash mixture using a masher until sweet potatoes are light and fluffy. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.



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