Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrition and make a deliciously sweet and creamy alternative to regular mashed potatoes.

Plus, they add a festive pop of color to your Thanksgiving table!

The secret ingredient? Coconut milk instead of heavy cream gives this side dish a yummy texture that goes perfectly with your roast turkey.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6 servings, about ½ cup each
Calories 161 kcal


  • 2 lbs. medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into cubes
  • hot water
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
  • 1 cup canned lite coconut milk, warm, divided use
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh thyme, reserve a small amount for garnish
  • Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)


  1. Place sweet potatoes in medium saucepan. Cover with water. Add ¼ tsp. salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat. Drain water from sweet potatoes and place in a medium bowl.
  2. Add ½ cup coconut milk; mash with a potato masher.
  3. Add additional coconut milk 2 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Season with thyme, remaining ¼ tsp. salt, and pepper; mix well.
  4. Garnish with thyme, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 281mg12%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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