Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I like to use white sweet potatoes to jazz things up.  Their flavor is a bit more mild than their orange flesh cousins & they just give a different atmosphere to a dish.  Plus they are quick to whip up & make a great side for many different meals. Try them with Butter Chicken, Chicken Pomodoro or  Pulled Pork

mashed sweet potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes


 2-3 large, white flesh sweet potatoes

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons light coconut milk

1 teaspoon salt + more to taste

1/2 teaspoon pepper + more to taste


peel potatoes & cut into large chunks.  place into a medium size pot & cover with water.

bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium.  {this should be a slower boil, but not all the way down to a simmer}

cook about 30 minutes, check to make sure potatoes are fork tender.

drain, then return to pan & use a hand held potato masher to mash potatoes.  stir in olive oil, coconut milk, salt & pepper.  adjust seasonings if necessary.

Love, Cara