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Simple Make Ahead Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

Make Ahead Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

This recipe for fabulously easy mashed sweet potatoes with a little brown sugar are the perfect make ahead side dish!
Servings 6
Author Ang Paris


  • 6 large sweet potatoes or about 3lbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 400-degrees and place a pie of tinfoil on the top rack. Scrub and pat dry the potatoes, prick each several times with a fork. Place the potatoes on top of the tinfoil and bake under fork tender, about 1 hour.
  • Remove from the oven to a cutting board. Use an oven mitt to hold the potato while you slice each in half lengthwise. Let the potatoes sit for 10 minutes.
  • Into a large mixing bowl, add the butter (cut into pieces). Scoop out the potato with a spoon and add it to the bowl. Discard the skins. Using a potato masher, break up the potatoes and incorporate the butter. Stir in the brown sugar and add a little of the milk at a time until you have the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the mashed sweet potatoes into a baking dish with a lid. Add an additional pat or two of butter to the top (optional) and cover.
  • When you want to serve the potatoes, place the dish an oven pre-heated to 350-degrees and bake until heated through.