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Vegan mashed sweet potatoes

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Diet: Vegan


These vegan mashed sweet potatoes are so delicious! They’re mixed with vegan butter and non-dairy milk for a classic, flavorful side dish. 


  • 4 pounds (1800g) Sweet Potatoes (Peeled and Diced)
  • 1/3 cup (75g) Vegan Butter
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Non-Dairy Milk*
  • Salt and Pepper (To Taste)*


  1. Peel and dice sweet potatoes (2″ chunks). Bring a large pot of water to the boil and add your diced sweet potatoes along with a little salt (~1 teaspoon salt). Cover the pot and boil them until tender. About 15 minutes. 
  2. Drain your sweet potatoes and let them sit in a colander for a few minutes to dry out. Then return them to the pot.
  3. Add the vegan butter and mash the potatoes and the vegan butter together. 
  4. Add the non-dairy milk and mash that in until your potatoes are smooth and creamy. 
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  6. Serve hot topped with a few knobs of vegan butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon (optional). 


*You can use any non-dairy milk. We used soy milk but we have also tested this with full fat canned unsweetened coconut milk for an even richer and creamier option. It’s delicious both ways. 

*If you want a sweeter version of this recipe then add in 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and mash it in along with the vegan butter and non-dairy milk.

*Seasonings: We found salt and pepper to be sufficient in terms of seasonings as the flavor of the sweet potatoes really shines without much assistance. A light sprinkle of cinnamon on top when serving can be a good addition as well. 

*Leftover sweet potato mash will keep very well in a covered container in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

  • Category: Side, Savory, Gluten-Free
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 Serve (of 8)
  • Calories: 263
  • Sugar: 9.4g
  • Sodium: 275mg
  • Fat: 7.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.5g
  • Fiber: 6.7g
  • Protein: 3.7g

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