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best mashed sweet potatoes with greek yogurt, honey and spices

Oh just the BEST mashed sweet potatoes! Savory sweet potato mashed and flavoured with just a sprinkling of warming spices. These will be your new favourite side dish!

We’re a bit in love with these creamy, fragrant mashed sweet potatoes. They’re super quick to make and go alongside any family dinner.

Plus they count towards your 5-a-day which is always a win-win when feeding a family!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes UK Recipe

To make our super tasty vegetable side dish you’ll just need a handful of ingredients…

  • 6 medium sized sweet potatoes – peeled and chopped into small chunks.
  • 2 tbs Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • sea salt and black pepper

How do you make mashed sweet potatoes from scratch?

It’s simple to make our tasty side dish, just a few easy steps and you’ll be eating the BEST mashed sweet potatoes!

  • Boil the sweet potatoes in salted water until tender – it’ll take around 15 minutes. So if you’re wondering how long to boil sweet potatoes for mash, I’d say after around 15 minutes, start to check them often – just by inserting a fork into the potato to see if it’s tender. Boil for a little longer if it’s not yet ready.
  • Drain and then mash well using a potato masher.
  • Stir in the yogurt and honey and whip them into the mashed potatoes with a spoon.
  • Sprinkle in the cinnamon and grate over the nutmeg and black pepper to taste, stir through gently.
  • Drizzle with a little chilli infused olive oil if you like

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Want your mash to be vegan – just switch out the ingredients for plant based options. Swap the Greek yogurt for soya yogurt and the honey for maple syrup, the mash will still be creamy and delicious.

Baked Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Want to save yourself the hassle of peeling and boiling your sweet potatoes? Then give them a wash, prick the skins and bake them in a hot oven for around 45minutes to 1 hour (depending on the size).

Once they’re tender, split the skins and scoop out the baked sweet potatoes, you can then use this for mash and just add the other ingredients as per the recipe above.

Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

For a lovely garlicky kick to your mash, peel and finely grate a clove of garlic, whip this into the Greek yogurt and then stir them through the mash for a delicious creamy garlicky taste.

Make mashed sweet potatoes your way

  • Skip the honey and leave them unsweetened.
  • Switch the Greek yogurt for cream cheese.
  • Make cheesy sweet potato mash and throw in a handful of grated cheddar, knob of butter and mash well.
  • Add in other root vegetables like carrots or swede – sweet potato and carrot mash is just delicious!
  • Play around with the spices, switch the nutmeg and cinnamon for cumin and coriander or any others you like.

How to serve mashed sweet potatoes

sausage and cider casserole in a cast iron skillet pan served alongside a big bowl of homemade colcannon with cabbage and onions and lots of butter melting into it
  • Serve alongside a roast dinner with a selection of other vegetables.
  • Deliciously with crispy chicken strips, fish fingers or pizza for kids teatime.

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Yield: Serves 4

Mashed sweet potatoes

best mashed sweet potatoes with greek yogurt, honey and spices

Delicious creamy sweet potato mash.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sized sweet potatoes - peeled and chopped into small chunks.
  • 2 tbs Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • sea salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Boil the sweet potatoes in salted water until tender.
  2. Drain and then mash well.
  3. Stir in the yogurt and honey and whip it in with a spoon.
  4. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and grate over the nutmeg and black pepper to taste, stir through gently.
  5. Drizzle with a little chilli oil if you like.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 6gSugar: 13gProtein: 4g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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