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Silky Sweet Potato Mash

A deceptively simple and ultra creamy side for your Thanksgiving spread.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 220kcal


  • 8-10 potatoes medium sweet potatoes, washed and scrubbed
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoon butter or preferred oil add additional as desired, for a thinner consistency
  • 3 tablespoon cream cheese or mascarpone optional

Glazed Walnuts, Optional

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Using a knife, carefully poke holes in each potato. Roast potatoes for 50-60 minutes, flipping halfway through. Potatoes are done when tender and skin is beginning to wrinkle and separate from the potato flesh.
  • Let potatoes cool slightly before peeling skin off - they will be VERY hot! Add potatoes to a blender along with salt, vanilla, butter, and cream cheese, if using. Blend for 1-2 minutes, or until completely smooth and fluffy.

Glazed Walnuts

  • Heat a small saucepan on low. Add nuts, syrup, cinnamon, and salt and sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, being careful not to burn.
  • Remove from heat. Let cool in a single layer on parchment paper. 


*Cream cheese is a delicious addition but is not necessary for a tasty mash. It adds a luscious, slightly cheesecake-y touch without being too heavy.


Calories: 220kcal