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Savory Sweet Potato Mash

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

Active time 10 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme, plus leaves for garnish
  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/8 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 205
  • fat 8.1 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 31 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 331 mg
  • calcium 69 mg
  • sugars 11 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above potatoes. Bring to a boil over high; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until tender, about 18 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain and return potatoes to saucepan.

  2. Combine butter and olive oil in a small skillet over medium; cook until browned and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in thyme.

  3. Add milk, salt, and pepper to sweet potatoes; mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Drizzle with butter mixture; gently stir once or twice. Garnish with thyme leaves.