Everyone loves buttery, rich mashed potatoes, but you know what’s even better? Mashed sweet potatoes. They’re more nutritious than regular mashed potatoes and more flavorful, too. If you use the orange-fleshed yams, they’re also gorgeous. Their flavor is rich and buttery with an added hint of sweetness. This recipe is festive enough for a holiday meal but simple enough to make any time.
Garlic and sour cream keep the flavors in the savory realm. I always serve these mashed sweet potatoes whenever I make vegetarian “meat” loaf. The sweetness of the potatoes is the perfect counterpoint. They also make a delicious topping for a vegetarian shepherd’s pie.