honey butter mashed sweet potatoes in a white bowl

Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes are an easy and delicious side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or whenever you crave a hearty, healthy veggie addition at dinner. Ready in less than 30 minutes and full of delicious flavors, this is sure tobe a hit on the holiday table.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 175kcal
Author Nora


  • 1.5 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 sprig rosemary optional
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Boil sweet potatoes: Place sweet potatoes in a medium pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, add salt and simmer until fork-tender, about 8-10 minutes. If you like, add a sprig of rosemary to the water for the last 2 minutes (you can leave it in longer, but I find the taste gets too strong).
  • Drain and steam: Drain the potatoes well, then put them back into the pot over the lowest heat setting. Cook until they look dry, stirring constantly, to steam off any excess water.
  • Mash: Add butter, honey, salt, nutmeg and pepper and mash. Check for seasoning, then serve hot.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 16320IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.7mg