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Overhead view of mashed sweet potatoes garnished with nuts and herbs.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These easy, classic vegan mashed sweet potatoes are a delicious and flavorful side dish for Thanksgiving or your favorite fall dinner recipes. This recipe comes together quickly in just 30 minutes and 5 essential ingredients. 


Units Scale
  • 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup nondairy plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup nondairy butter
  • 2-4 tablespoons nondairy milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fine kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Bring 12 cups of water to boil with 1 tablespoon of kosher salt. While water is coming to a boil, peel and dice sweet potatoes.
  2. Add potatoes to boiling water, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 25 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender, then drain. 
  3. Return potatoes to the pot you used for cooking (or a large mixing bowl), turn heat to low and add in butter, salt, and pepper. Using a hand mixer (or a masher), mix well until potatoes are smooth and creamy.
  4. Stir in yogurt and 2 tablespoons of milk (you can add more if needed for creaminess). Taste and adjust salt and pepper as desired.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 256
  • Sugar: 9.8 g
  • Sodium: 364.1 mg
  • Fat: 6.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.2 g
  • Fiber: 6.9 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g