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5 from 3 votes

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: 198kcal


  • 8-10 potatoes medium sweet potatoes, washed and scrubbed
  • tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 tbsp butter or preferred oil add additional as desired, for a thinner consistency

Glazed Walnuts, Optional

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp 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.
  • Let potatoes cool slightly before peeling skin off. Add potatoes to a blender along with salt, vanilla, and butter. Blend until completely smooth. 
  • For an extra luscious touch, blend in a few heaping tbsp of mascarpone or cream cheese.

Glazed Walnuts

  • Heat a small saucepan on low. Add nuts, syrup, and salt and sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add cinnamon and remove from heat. Let cool in a single layer on parchment paper. 


Calories: 198kcal