Mashed Japanese Sweet Potato Recipe

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious side dish? You will love this Mashed Japanese Sweet Potato Recipe! With its creamy texture and classic taste, that is sure to please your taste buds!

Looking for more Japanese sweet potato dishes? Try my Yaki ImoJapanese Sweet Potato Tempura, or Creamy Japanese Sweet Potato Soup

Mashed Japanese sweet potato served on a plate.

This Mashed Japanese Sweet Potato Recipe is the perfect side dish for any meal! You and your family will surely savor its creamy texture and rich flavor! Just follow this simple recipe and enjoy a satisfying dish that’s tasty and nutritious!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe 

  • A quick dish, ready in less than 15 minutes!
  • This recipe is easy to prepare with just three simple ingredients.
  • No added sugar – enjoy the natural sweetness.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Mashed Japanese Sweet Potato Recipe:

Ingredients for Mashed Japanese sweet potato.

Ingredient Notes

  • Japanese sweet potatoes: Japanese sweet potatoes, also known as satsumaimo, have distinct reddish-purple skin and yellowish-white flesh that sets them apart from white potatoes, orange sweet potatoes, and regular sweet potatoes. These are common ingredients in Japanese cuisine for sweet and savory dishes, including tempura, yaki imo (roasted sweet potato), and baked treats.
  • Soy milk: While soy milk is my preferred choice, you can substitute it with other dairy-free options such as coconut milk, almond milk, or even heavy cream to add an extra creamy texture.
  • Salt: I prefer using sea salt, but any type of salt is acceptable

How To Make Mashed Japanese Sweet Potatoes: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

Step 1:

How to make mashed sweet potatoes.

Peel the sweet potatoes, cut them into small pieces, and soak them in water.

Step 2:

How to make mashed sweet potatoes.

Steam the sweet potato pieces over low heat.

Step 3:

Transfer the steamed sweet potatoes to a large bowl.

Step 4:

How to make mashed sweet potatoes.

Use a potato masher to mash, and add the soy milk and a pinch of salt to taste.

Mashed Japanese sweet potato served on a plate.

Continue mashing until creamy, and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Soaking sweet potatoes can not only help to remove the bitterness but also help to prevent the color from changing or darkening.
  • Japanese sweet potatoes have edible skins packed with nutrients like other sweet potato varieties. However, peel the sweet potatoes for this recipe to achieve a creamy texture and nice color.
  • If your sweet potato doesn’t quite have the desired sweetness, add maple syrup or brown sugar to enhance the flavor.

Storage

Transfer mashed Japanese sweet potatoes to an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. Good for 3 to 4 days.

Additional Flavors

There are many ways to add more flavors to your mashed Japanese sweet potato recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • Black peppers
  • Butter
  • Miso butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Kosher salt

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Mashed Japanese sweet potato served on a plate.

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Mashed Japanese sweet potatoes served on a plate.

Mashed Japanese Sweet Potato Recipe

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Are you looking for a healthy and delicious side dish? You will love this Mashed Japanese Sweet Potato recipe! With its creamy texture and classic taste, that is sure to please your taste buds!

Ingredients

  • 1 Japanese Sweet Potato, Medium size, 200g
  • 2 tbsp Soy Milk, or your choice of milk
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preparation: Peel the sweet potato, cut them into evenly sized pieces, and place them in a medium-sized bowl. Add enough water to cover the sweet potatoes and soak for 5 minutes.
  • Steam: Bring water to a boil in a pot, place the sweet potatoes in a steamer basket, and cover it with a lid. Steam them until they are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Mash: Transfer the sweet potatoes to a large mixing bowl and use a potato masher or fork to mash.
  • Mash more: Add the milk and salt to taste to the bowl and continue mashing until the sweet potatoes are smooth and creamy.

Notes

  • Storage: Transfer mashed Japanese sweet potatoes to an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. Good for 3 to 4 days.
  • Soaking sweet potatoes can not only help to remove the bitterness but also help to prevent the color from changing or darkening.
  • Japanese sweet potatoes have edible skins packed with nutrients like other sweet potato varieties. However, peel the sweet potatoes for this recipe to achieve a creamy texture and nice color.
  • Add maple syrup or brown sugar to enhance the flavor if your sweet potato doesn’t have the desired sweetness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g
Course: Side
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: mashed japanese sweet potato
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