Savory Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

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Sweet potatoes are pretty standard fare at holiday meals at my house.  And I love savory sweet potato dishes...sure the brown sugared, marshmallowed, casseroled, and maple syruped sweet potatoes are good, but if you haven't tried a savory recipe then you are missing out.

Savory Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

My family loves this recipe and we have it for every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter supper.  It goes well with so many different menus and it couldn't be any easier.  Plus you can do the bulk of the cooking ahead of time and save your oven for more important things on the big day.  I hope you will put away the sugary potatoes and give this savory recipe a try.

Sweet potatoes for a savory side dish

I've perfected my technique for Restaurant Style Baked Sweet Potatoes and this is pretty much the only way I cook them these days and it's perfect for this recipe too.

The best thing about making these mashed sweet potatoes is that you can bake up a whole bunch of potatoes at the beginning of the week and then use them up in various ways all week.  I love to make these with my leftover potatoes, but just baking up a bunch of potatoes and turning them straight into this savory side dish is perfect too.

Savory Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

Savory Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

Ingredients for Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 sweet potatoes, fully baked and slightly cooled
  • 3 tbls butter
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbls fresh thyme leaves
  • salt & pepper

Directions for Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Remove skins from baked sweet potatoes and place in a large bowl.  Add butter, milk, thyme, salt, and pepper. Use a potato masher (or hand held mixer) to mash the potatoes.  Add additional butter and milk as needed to create a creamy texture.  Taste and adjust seasonings.

Serve with additional fresh thyme on top as a garnish.

We can't make everyone use manners at the family meal, or do the dishes for you, but with this recipe at least the side dish will be amazing.

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Wendy is married to her high school sweetheart, is a mom to 2 children, and lives in Arizona! She shares her family friendly recipes at Around My Family Table. Live threw her a curve ball after a life threatening dairy allergy and wheat allergy emerged in 2012, so now many of her recipes are gluten and dairy free. When she's not cooking find her on Pinterestor Instagram!

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