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Mashed Sweet Potato

Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a delicious change from our favourite mashed potatoes! With a creamy texture and delicious buttery flavour, they are the perfect side dish for any meal! While many recipes for mashed sweet potatoes have added ingredients like marshmallows or pecans, we prefer mashed sweet potatoes to be smooth and creamy. 

These mashed sweet potatoes are ready in less than 40 minutes, making them a great addition to your weeknight routine, or a last-minute party or potluck side.

How to make Mashed Sweet Potatoes?

Making mashed sweet potatoes is really easy!  If we have a lot of time, we make Baked Sweet Potatoes and scoop them out to make mashed potatoes.  A quicker method is to boil the sweet potatoes but we prefer the consistency of baked if possible. Once cooked (either boiled or baked) and very well-drained, the sweet potatoes can be mashed.

  1. Start by adding the butter and mixing it in using a hand masher (per the recipe below).
  2. Heat the cream/milk and add a bit at a time while mashing.  You can use an electric mixer for a creamier texture or mash by hand.
  3. Once mashed, season with salt and pepper and serve (with more butter of course).

How to mashed the sweet potatoes? You can mash sweet potatoes using a hand masher, this gives more of a rustic consistency (aka a bit less smooth). For a smoother consistency, you can use a hand mixer or an immersion blender.

Alternative for Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are already plenty sweet on their own! Thus, adding savoury ingredients to your mashed sweet potatoes to balance out that inherent sweetness. Finely chopped fresh parsley and green onion combined with some sour cream and butter are all you need for incredible savoury mashed sweet potatoes. another alternative is to add chopped fresh thyme, salt, and pepper.

How to Store the Leftovers?

Fridge: Mashed sweet potatoes will last about 4 days in the fridge in a container or covered with plastic wrap.
Freezer: To freeze, scoop smashed sweet potatoes into a plastic freezer bag. Press them out into a flat square and freeze. This will help ensure the potatoes defrost and reheat evenly! When you reheat them, add about a tablespoon of milk per cup of sweet potatoes and place them in the oven to reheat.

As Christmas is coming, this will be the perfect sides for your meat, such as roasted lamb rack, or baked pork tenderloin .

xoxo, Joe

Mashed Sweet Potato

Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a delicious change from our favourite mashed potatoes! With a creamy texture and delicious buttery flavour, they are the perfect side dish for any meal! While many recipes for mashed sweet potatoes have added ingredients like marshmallows or pecans, we prefer mashed sweet potatoes to be smooth and creamy. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3/8 teaspoon black pepper

Method

  • Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above potatoes. Bring to a boil over high; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until tender, about 18 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain and return potatoes to saucepan.
  • Combine butter and olive oil in a small skillet over medium; cook until browned and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Add milk, salt, and pepper to sweet potatoes; mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Drizzle with butter mixture; gently stir once or twice.

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