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Sweet Potato Mash


Sweet Potato Mash

Healthier than standard mashed potatoes, this recipe uses sweet potatoes and light cream cheese for fewer calories and full flavor.

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These potatoes can be steamed to preserve more of the flavor and vitamins or boiled if you wish.

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  • 4 Pounds sweet potatoes or yams, (4 to 6 yams or about 12 sweet potatoes) peeled and cut into 1- to 1½-inch chunks
  • ¼ stick butter
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ to ½ Cup light cream cheese, as needed to achieve desired consistency
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


To steam the potatoes, place them in a single layer on a rack placed over a large shallow pan of water with a large pot lid to cover. Cook over medium high-heat until tender. Replenish the water in the pan if it boils off before they are tender.

Place the potatoes in a large bowl and mash by hand with a masher. Then, using a beater, whip in the maple syrup, honey, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and enough cream cheese to achieve your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.