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Savory Sweet Potato Mash

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active time 10 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Naturally sweet on their own, sweet potatoes pair perfectly with savory flavors such as chopped fresh thyme, salt, and pepper. These savory mashed sweet potatoes are ready in less than 25 minutes, making them a great addition to your weeknight routine, or a last-minute party or potluck side. Pair with a protein such as chicken, turkey, or pork, and you’ve got an easy meal ready in a flash. Also, unlike sweet potato casseroles, or buttery mashed potatoes, this side gives you all the comfort without all the calories. You can enjoy this creamy side for less than 205 calories per serving and pack in 4 grams of fiber.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme, plus leaves for garnish
  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/8 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 205
  • Fat 8.1 g
  • Satfat 3.4 g
  • Monofat 3.6 g
  • Polyfat 0.6 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Carbohydrate 31 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Sodium 331 mg
  • Calcium 69 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Est. Added Sugars g

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Combine butter and olive oil in a small skillet over medium; cook until browned and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in thyme.

  3. 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. Garnish with thyme leaves.