How To Fix Mashed Sweet Potatoes. You want to have one bag per portion of mashed sweet potato. Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and add enough water to cover by about 1.
Add the salt and bay leaf. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mash butter garlic basil and thyme into the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth.
Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces.
Add the sweet potatoes to a large stockpot then cover them with water. Lay the sweet potatoes and garlic head on the baking sheet open face-up. Boil the sweet potatoes until tender. Place stockpot on the stove over medium-high heat.