Smashed Sweet Potatoes- Two Ways

Smashed sweet potatoes are a go-to in my house.

It’s such an easy and healthy side dish, plus it’s pretty mistake-proof. You’re just boiling sweet potatoes and mashing them up. And this side dish goes with just about everything. Pair it with sliders, grilled chicken, or pulled pork. Or you can make it sweet and serve it up as dessert.

You may be thinking, this is so easy, why are you giving me this recipe?

Well because, do you make it? Probably not, but you should. Sweet potatoes are super filling, but also filled with antioxidants (among other vitamins), it’s a good type of carb, rich in digestive fiber and high in folate (hello preggos).

I also make this dairy-free because I’m lactose intolerant, but you could use cows milk or cream and it would be delicious. Feel free to add a couple tablespoons of butter if you want it extra decadent.

Savory Version

  • 2 sweet potates, peeled and cubed
  • 3/4 to 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • salt to taste

Directions

Place peeled sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water (a couple inches above potatoes). Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium, and simmer until tender, about 15-18 minutes. Turn off the heat. Drain and return potatoes to saucepan. Add milk and begin to mash with potato masher. Depending on desired consistency, use more or less milk. Salt to taste.

Sweet Version

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3/4 to 1 cup unsweetned almond milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • salt to taste
  • top with a handful of pecans (or candied if you’re feeling jazzy)

Recipe Note

  • You can use sweetened almond milk but you may want to cut down on vanilla extract and use less brown sugar so it’s not overly sweet.

Directions

Place peeled sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water (a couple inches above potatoes). Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium, and simmer until tender, about 15-18 minutes. Turn off the heat. Drain and return potatoes to saucepan. Add milk and begin to mash with potato masher. Depending on desired consistency, use more or less milk. Lastly, add sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and stir until combined.

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4 Comments

  1. November 2, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    First off, I love the new name of your website!:) And my family and I loooove sweet potatoes but crazy thing is I never thought to add almonds on top, that looks delicious. Definitely will have to add almonds next time:)

    • November 8, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you so much!! I’m so happy you like it. It took some time to decide but I’m really happy with the name change! Almond, pecans, walnuts, or even hazelnuts. Whatever you got! Makes such a different with that and a little brown sugar!!!

  2. Mimi Vee
    November 14, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Love the name it’s perfect!

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