Brown Sugar & Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Fluffy, creamy and full of fragrant herbs, these brown sugar sweet potatoes are a perfect side dish for your holiday table!

Brown Sugar & Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Fluffy, creamy and full of fragrant herbs, the perfect holiday side dish! |

To me, you can’t talk comfort food without mentioning smooth, buttery mashed potatoes. We all have our favorites, and mine are made light and creamy, and also with a bit of asiago and broccoli. But, since I make mashed sweet potatoes often these days, I thought it about time to share my favorite recipe!

Sweet potatoes are very high in calcium and vitamin C, along with being great for skin, so they’re both a delicious and nutritious side dish!

Brown Sugar & Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Fluffy, creamy and full of fragrant herbs, the perfect holiday side dish! |


5 from 5 votes

Brown Sugar & Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Servings 3 cups (5-6 servings)


  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 heaping teaspoon dried sage thyme or rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large saucepan over high heat, add sweet potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Drain potatoes in a colander and return to pot, away from heat. Add butter, garlic, dried herb of choice, brown sugar, and heavy cream.
  • With a hand mixer or potato masher, beat mixture until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  • Serve warm.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. This may just very well have to end up on my Christmas table…Merry Christmas!!

  2. These sound so tasty! Awesome recipe :)

  3. These are my kind of potatoes! Merry Christmas, Georgia!

  4. What a delicious holiday side dish!

  5. 5 stars
    These look amazing Georgia. I’ve used that Sargento cheese blend and LOVE it! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  6. Merry Christmas Georgia. Never seen a recipe like this, looks gorgeous. didn’t know you were from Chicago, when I decide to visit, hopefully this year, I’ll be coming to you for some tips. :)

  7. Wonderfully delicious looking sweet potatoes for a holiday side dish. Yum and Happy Holidays.

  8. Loving these sweet and dreamy potatoes!

  9. Well it is nice to meet you! I am a first time visitor and love sweet pototoes. Thanks for sharing.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

  10. Love sweet, smooth and creamy sweet potatoes.
    Happy Holidays!

  11. 5 stars
    Love, love, love this! Just buttery-sweet-potato goodness. I made a sweet potato casserole for Christmas dinner but I think this will have to replace that for next year!

  12. more cream please! says:

    5 stars
    This is amazing! Didn’t use the cheese or the brown sugar and was scrumptious. Although I did put in more cream and added thyme, garlic, &oregano. And they really are amazing in casseroles!

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