Recipe – Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Recipe - Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

In today’s recipe, we will learn how to prepare an all-time American favorite: Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes. This side dish variation is an excellent (and healthier) comfort food choice for family gatherings, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, or a regular fall Sunday family get-together.

Why Cook Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

There are several reasons why you might want to cook Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Flavorful and delicious: Sweet potatoes have a natural sweetness that pairs well with honey and butter, making this dish incredibly flavorful and satisfying. It is a great side dish for savory meats like roasted chicken or turkey.
  2. Nutritious: Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making them a healthy addition to any meal. They are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin A, which can help boost your immune system and support overall health.
  3. Easy to make: This dish is easy to prepare and requires only a few ingredients. It is a great option for those who want to make a tasty and healthy meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
  4. Versatile: Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes can be served as a side dish for any meal or as a standalone dish for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. You can adjust the recipe by adding spices or other ingredients to suit your preferences.
  5. Perfect for any occasion: This dish is great for family dinners, holidays, or occasions where you want to impress your guests with a delicious and healthy side dish.

In summary, Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes is a tasty, healthy, and versatile dish perfect for any occasion. It is easy to make, nutritious and can be adjusted to suit your taste preferences. So why not try making this delicious dish and enjoy mashed sweet potatoes’ sweet, buttery flavors with a touch of honey?

Basic Information

  • Avg. Prep. Time: 10 minutes.
  • Avg. Cooking Time:10 minutes.
  • Avg. Total Time: 20 minutes.
  • Serving Size: 6 servings.
  • Avg. Calories: 175 kcal.
  • Diet-friendly with: Paleo, Vegetarian.
  • No-no for: Keto, Candida, Vegan.


  • Sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed – 1.5 lbs (700g).
  • Rosemary – one sprig (optional).
  • Butter – 4 tbsp (60ml).
  • Honey – 1-2 tbsp (15-30ml).
  • Fine Sea Salt – A half tsp (2.5g).
  • Ground Nutmeg – A quarter tsp (1.25g).
  • Black Pepper – Optional.

Preparation Directions

  • Bring the sweet potatoes to boil: fill a medium-size pot with water and salt, and simmer until they get fork-tender, no more than 10 minutes. In the last 2 minutes, throw the rosemary sprig for added flavor.
  • Drain and steam: after, you’ll place them back into the pot at the lowest heat setting. Cook them until they look dry enough, and you have removed all the excess water.
  • Mash and serve: mix the cooked sweet potatoes with butter, honey, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, until you achieve a nice and smooth texture with just the right amount of seasoning. Garnish it with fresh rosemary or thyme leaves, and serve while still hot.

Extra Tips

  • Look out for small black spots covering the sweet potatoes. These spots are also known as “black rot,” and when boiled, sweet potatoes tend to leave a nasty, rotten smell all over your kitchen.
  • Alternatively, you can microwave the sweet potatoes until they get tender, making this side dish an excellent alternative for when the oven gets a little too crowded. Time will vary according to your microwave.
  • Leftovers? Not a problem. Just store them in small containers (preferably glass) and freeze them for the next family gathering.
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