Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes |

Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrition and make deliciously sweet and creamy mashed potatoes. Plus, they look more festive than russet potatoes with their bright orange color! The coconut milk in this recipe makes the side dish extra special.


Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings, about ½ cup each


  • 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.
Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 161
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 281 mg
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Fiber: 5 g
Sugars: 7 g
Protein: 2 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Fat
½ Tuber/Legume Grain

P90X3 Portions
1½ Carb
1 Fat

Body Beast Portions
1½ Starch
1 Fat

1 Yellow
½ Blue

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