Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Shallots Recipe

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Instead of ordinary mashed potatoes, try these nutrient-and-flavor-packed sweet potatoes for a brighter addition to the table.


Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Toss the sweet potatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper. Place the potatoes on a sheet tray and bake 45- 50 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.

While the potatoes and baking, heat a small sauté pan over medium heat and add the canola oil. Add the sliced shallots and stir, cooking the shallots slowly until they begin to brown and get crispy. Drain on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt. Set aside.

While the potatoes are baking, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. After the butter is melted, continue to allow the butter to cook, stirring occasionally until the foam on the surface of the butter has subsided and the solids in the butter have begun to turn golden brown. Remove the butter from the heat.

Peel and mash the sweet potatoes with a potato masher or ricer. Add the brown butter and season with salt and pepper. Stir in balsamic vinegar, if desired. If necessary, reheat the potatoes in a saucepan over low heat before serving.


Calories per serving:

535 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 46g 70%
  • Carbs 31g 10%
  • Saturated 10g 51%
  • Fiber 5g 20%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Monounsaturated 25g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 3g 6%
  • Cholesterol 31mg 10%
  • Sodium 75mg 3%
  • Calcium 56mg 6%
  • Magnesium 40mg 10%
  • Potassium 541mg 15%
  • Iron 1mg 7%
  • Zinc 1mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 82mg 12%
  • Vitamin A 996µg 111%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 9%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 8%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 5%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 19%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 25µg 6%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 32%
  • Vitamin K 28µg 35%
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