EASY mashed sweet potato recipe – perfect for weeknight dinners or holidays. It’s paleo, vegan, dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, and oil-free, yet full of flavor and easy to make.
Christmas is just around the corner and it’s about time I shared a mashed sweet potato recipe.
This super-easy sweet potato mash recipe is simple and elegant enough to serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and relaxed enough for a weeknight family meal. The best part? Unlike the usual version, these easy healthy mashed sweet potatoes are totally refined-sugar free.
My kids love sweet potatoes. They’re a go-to side dish for family dinners. Not only are they delicious, but they’re good for us and easy to make. The funny thing about sweet potatoes is they taste amazing all on their own. When it comes to sweet potato recipes, simple is best.
The boiled sweet potatoes are mashed until smooth and then mixed with ghee butter and coconut milk, to create an easy and quick side, that doesn’t take up oven space. Plus boiling them makes them extra soft, smooth and creamy.
I might say that this easy mashed sweet potato recipe is one of the easiest paleo side dishes you can make. It just takes time to peel the sweet potatoes, mash them and blend in the ingredients.
Even on a busy weeknight, easy mashed sweet potatoes are so quick to put together, full of wholesome deliciousness and great as a side dish. And, making mashed sweet potatoes paleo doesn’t require anything special – just use ghee instead of butter.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes are still too high carb for a low carb diet, but excellent for a paleo diet. They happen to be whole30 friendly, too.
Many paleo and gluten-free followers eat them with no problems at all because they are a nutritional powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamin A and B6, packed with iron, magnesium, and fiber.
See how to make mashed sweet potatoes, creamy, and naturally sweet.
Ingredients to make Easy Paleo Mashed Sweet Potatoes
How to make Easy Paleo Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1″ (2.5cm) cubes.
- Then place in a large saucepan and cover with boiling water.
- Bring back to a boil, add a pinch of salt and fresh rosemary, then simmer for 15 minutes until tender.
- Drain well and then return potatoes to saucepan.
- Mash the potatoes to your preferred consistency.
- Add in the ghee butter, coconut milk, salt, and pepper.
- Stir well to combine.
- Taste and add more salt depending on your tastes
- Once mixed, serve.
How to Mash Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are so much softer and less starchy than a regular potato so they are easier to mash.
Use a Fork: This will give you a coarser mashed sweet potato.
Use a Potato Masher: (preferred method) This gives great results and a wonderful smooth mash.
Use a Food Processor/mixer: Unlike standard potatoes, you can get a smooth mash from sweet potatoes in the food processor but be careful, just like standard potatoes they can turn gluey if you mix them for too long.