Festive and creamy mashed sweet potato recipe perfect for the holiday dinner table.
A great alternative to mashed potatoes is mashed sweet potatoes. Naturally sweet, they go great on any Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table along with other classic side dishes. Mashed sweet potato is also a great alternative to sweet potato casserole if trying to avoid all the added sugars typically used in that dish.
I make my mashed sweet potatoes much like regular mashed potatoes, with one small difference. I find that mashed sweet potato is lovely with a little added cinnamon. It turns this side dish festive and the cinnamon helps bring out that wonderful sweet potato flavour.
These mashed sweet potatoes are gluten-free, and easily made dairy-free and suitable for vegans. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.
Try these mashed sweet potatoes in cottage pie, or anywhere regular mashed potatoes are used.
(Makes 6 servings)
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plant-based butter
1/4 cup milk (lactose-free, soy, or nut milk as needed)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add the cubed sweet potato and salt, then add enough water to cover the sweet potato by about 1/2-inch. Partially cover and bring to a boil. Continue boiling until the sweet potato becomes fork tender (about 30 minutes).
Once tender, turn off the heat and drain the water. Place the pot with the cooked sweet potato back on the hot element and steam off any residual water, shaking the pot periodically to keep the sweet potato from sticking to the bottom.
Remove the pot from the hot element, and with a potato masher, begin mashing the sweet potato. Add the butter and continue mashing to melt and combine it with the sweet potato. Add the milk and continue mashing to combine. Add the ground black pepper and cinnamon and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Serve while hot. Store room temperature leftovers in and airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 96 | total fat = 4.1g | saturated fat = 1.37g | cholesterol = 0.21mg | sodium = 281.46mg | net carbohydrates = 10.54g | dietary fibre = 1.99g | sugars = 4.22g | protein = 1.51g