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Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Thyme

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Rich and creamy mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for just about any holiday meal. However, they’re so quick and easy to make, you’ll want to enjoy them throughout the year.

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Thyme is a perfect side dish to enjoy any time of year. Packed with nutrition and vitamins, it will be a new favorite. #sidedish #sweetpotatoes #easyrecipe

Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite foods to eat. I love them as a main dish, in soups like our Sausage Kale & Sweet Potato recipe and they are even awesome as an added punch of flavor to our BBQ Crockpot Chicken

They are a staple on the holiday meal table and make the best side dish around. 

Are Sweet Potatoes Good For You?

Sweet potatoes are as nutritious as they are delicious. They contain fewer calories and are higher in fiber, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C than their white counterparts and are full of antioxidants according to Health.com.

If you are looking for a side dish that will pack a nutritional punch, then this creamy mashed sweet potato dish is the one to make! 

What tools are good for Mashed Sweet Potatoes?

I'm glad you asked! If you are looking for super creamy sweet potatoes, then you will want to make sure to have these kitchen tools on hand to make the job easy!

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creamy mashed sweet potatoes

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Thyme

Time-Saving Tip: The smaller the sweet potatoes are cut before boiling, the faster they will cook.

Start with large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed. Use a good sharp chef's knife (I like Wusthof 8-inch chef knife) and a wooden cutting board. 

You will also need unsalted butter & cream cheese softened at room temperature, and half and half. If you would like a nice punch of flavor, try adding chicken broth

Spices that make this side dish delicious:

Optional toppings:
Whipped cream cheese**
Walnuts halves, toasted

Baked Sweet Potato sliced open

Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and boil. This will probably take about 15-20 minutes.  Once the potatoes are cooked, I drain them thoroughly and return to the pot.

Next, I add the flavor gold of butter, cream cheese, and half & half and mash with an immersion blender or a hand-held mixer.

For a thinner consistency, add more half & half, if desired. 

Once the potatoes are creamy, stir in thyme leaves, and other spices until well blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately topped with a spoonful of whipped cream cheese and/or toasted walnuts, if desired. 

This side dish looks & tastes as though you worked over the hot stove for hours. Potatoes so creamy and delicious you will want this version of sweet potatoes all year long! 

A printable recipe for creamy mashed sweet potatoes is below!  

Creamy mashed sweet potatoes

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Yield: 10

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Thyme

creamy mashed sweet potatoes

These rich and creamy mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for just about any holiday meal. However, they’re so quick and easy to make, you’ll want to enjoy them throughout the year.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 3 T. unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 

  • 2-3 T. half and half

  • 2 T. fresh thyme leaves, minced

  • 2 t. ground cinnamon

  • 1 t. ground all-spice

  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  • Optional toppings:

  • Whipped cream cheese
  • **
Walnuts halves, toasted

Instructions

  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  2. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain thoroughly and return to the pot.
  3. Add butter, cream cheese, and half & half to the sweet potatoes and mash with an immersion blender or a hand-held mixer. For a thinner consistency, add more half & half, if desired.
  4. Once the potatoes are creamy, stir in thyme leaves, cinnamon, and allspice until well blended.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately topped with a spoonful of whipped cream cheese and/or toasted walnuts, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

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Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Thyme is a perfect side dish to enjoy any time of year. Packed with nutrition and vitamins, it will be a new favorite. #sidedish #sweetpotatoes #easyrecipe

If you enjoyed this recipe, you will have to check out this recipe for Sweet Potato Muffins from my friend April at the blog  April Go Lightly, and this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stew recipe from Lady & the Blog!

Original post: 2/13/19

Updated post: 11/18/19

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