Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

In my opinion, Thanksgiving is the holiday that truly showcases food, especially potatoes. Before white potatoes became Whole 30 approved (and furthered my french fry obsession), I developed a fondness for sweet potatoes. Mashed, medallions, fries, any way you serve it. This side dish puts Jersey Sweet Potatoes on display. This is a variety of white sweet potato, which tends to be slightly sweeter but milder in flavor than an "orange" sweet potato. They can be a bit more difficult to come across in stores; however, I picked these up at my local Jewel-Osco, evidence that you won't have to search a specialty store for them!

Note: Two other common varieties of white sweet potato are Hannah and Oriental (aka Japanese). If you are unable to find any white sweet potato, you can use substitute regular white potato .

The subtlety of the Jersey potato pairs nicely with the herbs and seasoning in this dish to give a bold, but understated, taste. If you are looking to test a new dish at dinner, perhaps even for Thanksgiving, may I suggest...

Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Servings: 5-6

2-2½ lbs (3 lg) white sweet potato
¼ cup coconut milk
2 tbs butter/ghee (oil for dairy-free)
¾ tsp savory
1 tsp thyme
½ tsp garlic powder
salt to taste


  1. Peel and dice potatoes
  2. Fully cover potatoes in a pot with water and place on the stove. 
  3. Turn burner on high to bring water to a boil.
  4. Continue boiling potatoes until they are tender. You should be able to easily put a fork in one and pull it out.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl & start to mash them (just enough to get them out of the big chunks they are in).
  6. Add in coconut milk, butter & seasonings.
  7. Using a hand mixer, blend until all ingredients are combined & potatoes are to your liking (I like to leave some small chunks in mine!)   

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