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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Mascarpone

You'll love these mashed sweet potatoes with mascarpone cheese. It comes out so delicious, light, and moist. It is a very easy side dish recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed sweet potatoes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Tania


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • ¾ cup mascarpone cheese, softened at room temperature (about 6 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, plus more to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1 inch cubes.
  • In a medium or large pot, bring water to a boil, enough to cover the sweet potatoes. Then, add the sweet potatoes and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until tender and easily pierced with a fork. Drain and transfer to a large bowl (no need to rinse).
  • Mash the cooked sweet potatoes with a potato masher or a fork. Fold in the mascarpone cheese and the melted butter until evenly combined. Season with the garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy! Note: don't microwave the mascarpone because it can melt very fast.


  • Special equipment: potato masher.
  • Mascarpone cheese: Do not microwave it, as it melts really fast. Just let it sit for 10 minutes or so on the countertop to soften it.
  • Make ahead: You can make it ahead 1 day in advance and reheat when ready to eat.
  • Prep ahead: The sweet potatoes can be boiled and drained the day before and stored in the fridge until ready to mash.