Savory Sweet Potatoes
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Creamy and savory mashed sweet potatoes are a great side dish for any holiday meal. However, They’re so quick and easy to make, and so nutritious, you’ll want to have them anytime.
Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (*see above)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 T ablespoons half and half
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme leaves, minced (fresh, if available)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons ground all-spice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Whipped Cream Cheese Topping (optional)
  • Blend 4 oz. softened cream cheese, 3 tablespoons half & half, and a dash of cinnamon with an immersion blender or hand-held mixer until light and fluffy. Store any leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator.
  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and cook until potatoes are fork tender, approximately 15-20 minutes. When potatoes are cooked, drain and return to the pot. OR drain and peel, as above.
  2. Add butter, cream cheese, and half & half to sweet potatoes. Mash with immersion blender or hand-held mixer. For a thinner consistency, add more half & half as needed.
  3. Once the potatoes are smooth and light, stir in thyme leaves, cinnamon, and allspice until well blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve immediately topped with a spoonful of whipped cream cheese and/or toasted walnuts (optional).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 5 oz Calories: 154, Carbohydrates: 27 grams, Protein: 4 grams,
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at