Light, fluffy, creamy and sweet, Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a fantastic addition to any dinner. Whipped roasted sweet potatoes are blended with creamy mascarpone and nutty brown butter for a flavor explosion you’re not going to be able to get enough of. So AMAZING!

Mashed Sweet potatoes in an oval blue and white bowl topped with three pats of butter and a sprig of parsley.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Chilly weather is moving in, finally, and that means send in all the comfort foods. From rich, hearty stews to the creamy mashed potatoes, I want it all while I’m curled up under a fluffy blanket. These Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes are at the top of my list and for good reason…..they’re super easy and so, soooo good.

Sweet Potatoes tend to end up topped with marshmallows and blended with brown sugar but sometimes….we can just let the humble sweet potato shine in all it’s glory.

I like to make my mashed sweet potatoes without all the additions making it taste like dessert. They taste amazing all on their own but add a creamy element like mascarpone cheese and something a little savory like salted brown butter, they become something even more amazing.

When Thanksgiving rolls around, I plan to eat my face off, basically….because there are several dishes that I only make once a year….like this stuffing and my so very cheesy spinach gratin. Both on the heavier side, so I kept my mashed sweet potatoes on the simpler side.

They’re so, so, so, so, so good. They melt in your mouth and have a nutty, buttery flavor that pairs so well with the sweet of the potatoes. OMG….silly, giddy goodness.

overhead of mashed sweet potatoes with three pats of butter and cinnamon sticks on top.

Ingredients You will Need

The ingredient list is short and…..sweet. (pun intended) 

Sweet Potatoes – Or yams….really, they’re yams. Sweet Potatoes are actually more white in color and you can use them, too. BUT you won’t have the rusty orange color that everyone associates with sweet potatoes.

Mascarpone Cheese – This creamy cheese is most notably used in Tiramisu but it’s light, creamy texture makes it perfect for savory dishes, too. Like cream cheese without the tanginess.

Brown Butter – Butter that’s cooked until the milk solids become golden and nutty. Do it….put it on everything.

I THINK….they may be even better than my favorite sweet potato casserole.…but maybe not.

mashed sweet potatoes in a blue and white bowl with two cinnamon sticks on top.

How To Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  1. Bake the sweet potatoes until fork tender.
  2. Allow to cool until easy to handle.
  3. Remove the skin and place the potatoes in a large bowl.
  4. Melt the butter over medium heat and continue cooking until the butter starts to brown.
  5. Pour the butter over the potatoes.
  6. Add the mascarpone to the bowl and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  7. Season with salt and pepper. 
  8. Serve your Mashed Sweet Potatoes with your favorite roast or your Thanksgiving Turkey!

If you don’t want to wait for your sweet potatoes to roast in th oven, you can use this easy method of cooking sweet potatoes in the microwave.

My favorite hand mixer by KitchenAid has been in my kitchen for over 20 years. So handy for making frosting, mashed potatoes, fluffy dips and shredding chicken. And isn’t this color divine. Comes in a variety of fun color ways.

Serving spoon with mashed sweet potatoes on it topped with a pat of butter over a bowl of sweet potatoes.

More Easy Sweet Potato Recipes

If you like these Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes, you may also love these STUFFED Baked Sweet Potatoes we call The Hot Mess. It’s a meal all by itself.

Or try our favorite Candied Yams.…because, like I mentioned before, yams and sweet potatoes can be swapped easily in recipes. Or go sweet with these easy Sweet Potato Cupcakes!

You can even make a sweet potato in the microwave for a quick and easy meal!


Mashed Sweet potatoes in an oval blue and white bowl topped with three pats of butter and a sprig of parsley.

Get the Recipe: Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Mashed Sweet Potatoes become heavenly with the addition of brown butter and mascarpone!
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  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


  • 1 hand mixer
  • 1 mixing bowl


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Poke a few holes in the potatoes with a fork and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes until cooked through and fork tender.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes. Remove the skin by peeling off with your hands.
  • Place the peeled potatoes in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and continue cooking until the butter starts to brown, approximately 10-12 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Pour the butter over the potatoes.
  • Add the mascarpone cheese to the potatoes. Beat the mixture with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately.


Potatoes can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. To reheat, transfer to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring after each minute until heated through.
Or transfer to an oversafe dish and heat in a 325 degree oven until heated through.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 298kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 176mg, Potassium: 509mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 22005IU, Vitamin C: 3.6mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 0.9mg