Creamy Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes make for a simple and oh-so-delicious side for any night of the week or special holiday meal.
Prepare your other dishes to share the spotlight, because this sweet tater dish is a show stealer.
What turkey? Ooooohhhh… that turkey! We didn’t see it there with our eyes and taste buds focused on the Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes. With a color that begs to be looked at and flavors that demand second helpings all around, you’ll likely forget that this naturally sweet dish is actually packed with nutrients (vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber – and more).
The perfect side dish – all year around.
Whether it’s Thanksgiving Day or a random Tuesday night, top with our Holiday Spiced Pecans, and you’ve got yourself the perfect addition to any meal whether it’s a weeknight dinner or as part of a tasty holiday spread. To make it Whole30-friendly, omit the maple syrup and use toasted pecans in place of the Holiday Spiced Pecans. Fortunately, the sweet potatoes will provide plenty of sweetness all on their own.
Creamy Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes make for a simple and oh-so-delicious side dish for any night of the week or a special holiday meal. Click To Tweet
A time-saving make-ahead recipe.
We love this recipe because you can prepare it the day before it’s served. All you need to do is reheat and eat when you’re ready – and it still tastes incredible! We recommend reheating the sweet potato mash in a 9×9 glass dish in a 350ºF oven for about 15 minutes or until the center is hot. Or if your oven is fully occupied by other delicious foods, feel free to reheat the mash in a slow cooker.
For another sweet potato side dish that’s perfect for the holidays give our Maple Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes a try.
Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Creamy maple mashed sweet potatoes make a simple and delicious side dish for any night of the week or special holiday meal. You can speed up the prep of this dish by baking the sweet potatoes in the microwave.
- 1½ lbs. sweet potatoes or yams (5 medium)
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, ghee or butter (use coconut oil for vegan option)
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup chopped candied pecans
- 1/4 cup candied pecan, halves
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Bake sweet potatoes for 30-40 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft to touch. May bake sweet potatoes in microwave for quicker prep or bake sweet potatoes up to 2 days before.
- Remove sweet potatoes from oven and let set for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove skins and add cooked potatoes to a mixing bowl and mash until potatoes reach desired creaminess. May also use electric mixer.
- Fold in remaining ingredients, except for whole pecans. Transfer to small baking dish. Top with candied pecan halves and a dusting of cinnamon. Place back in oven for 5-10 minutes to heat through.
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This recipe pairs nicely with a slow cooked pork roast, roast turkey or bacon wrapped chicken breasts. And they’re especially tasty and comforting during the fall and winter seasons!
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 143
- Fat: 4g
- Sodium: 200mg
- Carbohydrate: 26g
- (Fiber: 3g
- Sugar: 8g)
- Protein: 2g
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