These Whipped Sweet Potatoes are the perfect addition to your holiday menu. This recipe is a twist on traditional mashed sweet potatoes, adding a light and fluffy texture with a hint of sweetness that will leave your guests wanting more.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It's a great alternative to regular mashed potatoes, perfect for those who want something different.
- The combination of the creamy and sweet flavors is irresistible.
- The whipped texture adds an element of elegance to your table setting.
One great thing about sweet potatoes is not only are in season in the fall, but they are so beautifully colored. Making it a perfect addition to your holiday menu, not only will it taste amazing, but it will also add a pop of color to your table that will impress your guests.
Note: This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.
📋 Ingredient Notes
- Sweet potatoes - You will need about 3 lbs of sweet potatoes. I like to use medium-sized potatoes.
- Cinnamon - To test your cinnamon for freshness rub a small pinch of it between your fingers and smell it. If it has a strong aroma it's perfect for use.
- Unsalted butter - Unsalted butter works best for this recipe.
- Heavy whipping cream - The heavy cream will add a delicious creamy texture to your whipped potatoes.
- Maple syrup - Make sure that you pick up pure maple syrup at the store for the best flavor.
Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Wash and scrub clean the sweet potatoes, and place them on the baking sheet. Bake in the 425-degree preheated oven until they are cooked and soft. Set aside to cool down so you can handle it.
- Scoop the sweet potato flesh out and place it in a deep bowl.
- Add maple syrup, cream, melted butter, and cinnamon.
- Using an electric mixer on low for a minute then increase speed until the sweet potato is fluffy and whipped all through. Taste to adjust sweetness.
💡 Tips for Success
- If you are short on time you can chop the sweet potatoes and simmer on the stove top. Just make sure that you drain them well.
- In my opinion, roasting the sweet potatoes gives them the best flavor, so if you have the time I promise it's worth the effort.
- I prefer to use an electric mixer to make whipped potatoes because it makes them nice and fluffy. However, if you like a few chunks you can also use a hand potato masher instead.
Refrigerate: Store leftover whipped potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To Reheat: Reheat in the microwave, you may need to add a splash of milk or heavy cream when reheating them to get them creamy again.
⌛ Make Ahead
One great thing about this recipe is that you can bake the sweet potatoes ahead, store them in the fridge, and then reheat and whip them when you are ready to serve them.
🍽️ Serve With
- These potatoes go well with most meals, however, I love to serve them with our holiday favorites like this Roasted Turkey and a side of Green Bean Casserole with Cream of Chicken Soup. What a great meal for Thanksgiving dinner.
- This Brussels Sprouts Appetizer is one of the best holiday side dishes to make when you want a healthy vegetable on the table.
- If you want a twist on this classic holiday side dish, give these Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables a try this holiday season.
- You can't have Thanksgiving without Cranberry Sauce on the Thanksgiving table and ours is naturally sweetened.
- For a lighter version, substitute heavy cream with unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk.
- Add a dash of nutmeg for an added depth in flavor.
- Top with chopped pecans or marshmallows before baking for a delicious crunch.
The best way to thicken whipped sweet potatoes is by adding a tablespoon or so of instant potato flakes. This will thicken them up and give them a nice texture.
To reheat whipped sweet potatoes, place them in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 1-2 minutes until heated through. Alternatively, you can also reheat them on the stovetop over low heat in a saucepan.
Due to the dairy in these creamy potatoes, I don't recommend freezing them as they can separate when thawed.
📣 Related Recipes
- These Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the perfect way to make this classic Thanksgiving side dish yet still save some space on your stovetop for other side dishes.
- If you love to serve pumpkin pie at your family holiday gathering, but want an easy recipe, look no further than this Pumpkin Pie with Phyllo Dough recipe.
- This simple Sauce for Butternut Squash Ravioli is fragrant, buttery and comes together in less than 20 minutes for delicious meatless dinner or side dish.
More Sweet Potatoes Recipes
- Are you a fan of sweet potatoes? If so, next time give these Stovetop Candied Potatoes a try! They are the perfect blend of sweet and savory.
- Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole is another great variation to this delicious root vegetable. Topped with a crunchy topping, it's the perfect balance of textures and flavors.
- Looking for a delicious dessert to make for your holiday meal that's a little different? Whip up a batch of these Sweet Potato Cookies your family and guests will love them.
- A delicious and easy Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato recipe creamy rich and pleasantly perfumed with orange. Topped with a buttery nutty candy like layer this recipe is a delightful addition to your holiday party.
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Whipped Sweet Potatoes
- 4-5 medium sweet potatoes about 3 lb
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ a stick unsalted butter melted
- 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 3 Tablespoon maple syrup or to taste
- Preheat oven to 425F, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Wash and scrub clean the sweet potatoes, place them on the baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until they are cooked and soft.
- Set aside to cool down so you can handle.
- Scoop the sweet potato flesh out and place in a deep bowl.
- Add maple syrup, cream, melted butter and cinnamon.
- Using an electric mixer on low for a minute then increase speed until sweet potato is fluffy and whipped all through.
- Taste to adjust sweetness.
- Time Saving tip:
- I like Baking my sweet potatoes whole in the oven as this method brings the best put of them but I know it takes time and oven space. If you are in a hurry peel and ice the sweet potatoes then simmer them on stovetop for about 20 minutes.
- Storage: Store leftover in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
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