Quick Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed maple sweet potatoes

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
276 Calories
4g Fat
57g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 276
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 47mg 235%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 1118mg 24%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Quick and flavorful, these sweet potatoes go great with pork, ham, and even lamb. A little maple syrup and orange juice jazz up these mashed sweet potatoes.

Boil or steam the sweet potatoes and then mash with the syrup and seasonings.


  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds sweet potatoes

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch slices.

  2. In a deep skillet or saucepan, bring a few inches of water to a boil. add the sweet potatoes, cover the pan, and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until very tender. Alternatively, steam slices over simmering water in a covered pan.

  3. Put the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add the maple syrup, salt, pepper, orange juice, and butter. Mash or beat until well blended. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.


  • Use dark or grade B maple syrup, if possible.