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Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Perfectly creamy, these mashed sweet potatoes are made with no added sugar and are savory with fresh herbs, butter, and milk!


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  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons pastured butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half or milk


  1. Use a vegetable peeler to peel the potatoes and then cut them into uniform cubes.
  2. Place a steamer basket into a large pot of simmering water. Add the sweet potatoes to the basket, place the lid on the pot, and steam for about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the steamer basket from the pot and drain the water. Place the cooked sweet potatoes directly back into the pot.
  4. In a small pan, melt the 3 tablespoons of butter over medium low heat. Add the chopped herbs, salt, and pepper and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, until very fragrant. Turn heat to low and whisk in the half-and-half or milk.
  5. Pour the butter mixture into the pot with the sweet potatoes. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until they are smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!



  • The cooking time will vary depending on how big you cut your cubes. 1 inch cubes will cook in about 20 minutes.
  • Mashing your sweet potatoes by hand is the preferred method for this recipe.
  • Any leftover mashed sweet potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: side dish recipes
  • Method: steaming
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 141
  • Sugar: 3.4 grams
  • Fat: 8.9 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 14.5 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 1.5 grams