Southwest Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes


5 to 6 medium-size sweet potatoes (about 3 1/2 pounds)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Garnish: fresh jalapeño slices


Peel potatoes; cut into 1-inch pieces.

Bring potatoes and cold water to cover to a boil in a large saucepan, and boil 12 minutes or until tender.

Drain and return potatoes to pan. Add sour cream and next 4 ingredients. Mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth. Garnish, if desired. Serve warm.

Note: To make ahead, place prepared Southwest Mashed Sweet Potatoes in a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish; cover and chill up to 2 days. When ready to serve, let stand at room temperature 45 minutes; top with 1 tablespoon cut up butter, and bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated.