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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Maple Butter

Updated On: Oct 20, 2023

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If you’re looking for a recipe for mashed sweet potatoes that will be a show stopper, than look no further than this Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Maple Butter which is topped with crunchy pecan pieces.

easy recipe for mashed sweet potatoes with whipped maple butter

It’s that time of year when I start searching for side dish recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners that will wow in both flavor and appearance.

This year I worked with Spiceology to create 4 mashed potato recipes that are easy, elegant, and delicious. First up is this recipe for Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Maple Butter and let me tell you, it was all kinds of delicious and so easy to make.

sweet potato mash with whipped maple butter and pecans

Here’s the fill list of Mashed Potato deliciousness to save for your holiday menu. You can also check them out on Spiceology.com/Recipes :

  • Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Red Potatoes
  • Brown Butter Herbed Mashed Potatoes
  • Creamy Truffle Parmesan Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Ingredients in Sweet Potato Mash

ingredients in mashed sweet potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes or yams that are cubed, boiled, and riced for a smooth consistency. If you don’t have a potato ricer, I highly recommend it. For around $25 you’ll be thankful you did it for years to come.
  • Butter – I used unsalted butter in this recipe to control the sodium after the potatoes are prepared.
  • Cream – this recipe calls for heavy cream, but you can sub half & half.
  • Spices – I used Spiceology Purple Haze which is a powdered vegetable seasoning that contains beets, carrots, and spices. You can omit this and just add salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Maple Syrup – make sure you use good quality maple syrup and not pancake syrup as they are not the same.
  • Pecans – toasted pecan pieces add texture and crunch to this recipe, you can omit or sub toasted or candied walnuts as well with delicious results.

Find the printable recipe with exact measurements and instructions below.

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  1. To make this recipe, start by peeling and cubing the sweet potatoes, then boil in salted water until fork tender.
  2. Rice the potatoes into a large bowl and add the cream, butter, and spices. Stir well to combine.
  3. In a small bowl add the butter and maple syrup and whisk to combine. Top the hot mashed potatoes with a dollop of maple butter, sprinkle with toasted pecans and serve.
mashed sweet potatoes ingredients using savory spices.

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Butter

It’s simple to make this recipe vegan, just use a high quality full fat coconut milk in place of the cream and a vegan butter for the mashed potatoes and maple butter.

easy whipped maple butter recipe
mashed sweet potatoes with maple butter and pecans

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Maple Butter

A side dish of Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Maple Butter and toasted Pecans. Simple, elegant, and delicious.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Servings


  • 3 lbs sweet potatoes peel and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Spiceology Purple Haze or other seasoning blend
  • 2 tablespoons thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pecan pieces

Whipped Maple Butter

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • cup maple syrup
  • Sea salt pinch


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add some salt and cubed potatoes. Cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the potato pieces.
  • Drain potatoes and rice into a large bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of butter, cream, spices, thyme leaves, and stir well to combine. Top with maple butter (recipe follows) and toasted pecan pieces. Serve Immediately.

Whipped Maple Butter

  • In a small bowl, add the butter and maple syrup and whisk to combine.

Equipment & Special Ingredients


Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 4gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 648mgFiber: 6gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 24852IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 2mg
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Recipe By:

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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