These Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes are so flavorful and full of comfort! Sweet, yet savory; a delicious, healthy, gluten free side dish!
Why you will LOVE These Potatoes
When Thanksgiving rolls around, there are some things that are ESSENTIAL on your family’s table and one of them is SWEET POTATOES. They are the perfect cozy and flavorful root veggie and can be transformed into so many delicious dishes. Today’s recipe is one of the BEST simple healthy mashed sweet potato recipes out there! These potatoes are fluffy, buttery and smooth but are also good for you! Try them out this holiday season and you won’t be disappointed!
Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Do you need another reason to cook up your own pot of easy mashed sweet potato recipe healthy? If you do, here’s a big one: they’re GOOD FOR YOU! Sweet potatoes boast a high quantity of fiber, vitamins and minerals. They also can aid in gut health, support healthy vision (most orange fruits and veggies do, in fact!), and can also give your immune system the boost it needs this time of year.
Cooking up a pot of one of the most delicious healthy mashed sweet potato recipes EVER is extremely simple and only calls for a handful of ingredients. You may already have them on hand! Let’s get started:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Ground Ginger
- Unsweetened Almond Milk/Skim Milk
How to make Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Place your chopped potatoes in a large pot, stirring in the salt. Cover the potatoes with cold water and bring the pot to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the temperature slightly and cook until the potatoes are fork tender.
Drain the water from the potatoes and place them back in the pot. Mash them using a potato masher or a potato ricer.
Add in all the spices, stirring to combine. Melt the butter and milk in a small pan, then pour it into the potatoes and stir until it’s mixed in well.
Add salt, to taste, then serve up your mashed sweet potatoes as desired. DEVOUR!
Enjoy these delicious healthy mashed sweet potatoes however your heart desires! I think they would be delicious alongside some juicy turkey, gluten free stuffing and a side of harvest black rice salad. They will be the perfect dish to add some color, richness AND flavor to your dinner plate!
If this recipe doesn’t quite meet your dietary needs and/or preferences, go ahead and switch it up however you need. For a dairy-free version, feel free to use dairy free butter and almond milk instead! For more richness, you could add in some cream cheese with the butter.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes FAQ
Yes! I do recommend peeling your sweet potatoes for the best result when it comes to texture!
Both sweet potatoes and regular white potatoes can both be nutritious! Sweet potatoes and white potatoes are comparable when it comes to calories, carbs and protein, however sweet potatoes are higher in vitamin A.
Absolutely! While I think they are best made fresh, they can also be made ahead and heated up in the microwave or slowly in the oven before serving.
Certainly, you can! To freeze mashed potatoes, place them in an airtight, freezer safe container and label them with the date. Then, pop them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
more sweet potato recipes
- roasted sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts
- creamy healthy fall vegan sweet potato soup in the slow cooker
- air fryer sweet potato fries
Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Place the potatoes in a large pot with generously salted, COLD water (about 1 tsp of salt in the water) and cover at least an inch.
Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce the temperature slightly to maintain a low boil. Cook until the potatoes can be pierced easily with a fork with almost no resistance, about 20-25 minutes. Drain well and place back into the pot. Use a paper towel to blot off excess water.
Mash the potatoes using a potato masher or potato ricer
Stir in the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and thyme.
Melt the butter with the milk in a small pan and then pour into the potatoes. Season to taste with the salt
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