Sweet Potato Mash


This simple sweet potato mash is a delicious and easy side dish which is ready in no time. Truly delicious, with fresh herbs and fried shallots.

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Sweet potato mash
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-10-11, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 45 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 05-06-2022

45 minutes 4 people Side dishes 249 calories p.p.
Sweet potato mash


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  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 3 shallots
  • small handful of fresh sage
  • salt and pepper to taste
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  • vegetable peeler
  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • medium saucepan
  • potato masher
  • small frying pan
  • wooden spoon

Sweet Potato Mash

45 minutes 4 people Side dishes 249 calories p.p.

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Preparation – 15 minutes

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into pieces. This does not have to be very precise, but make sure that they are about the same size so that they take the same time to cook.

Fill a medium saucepan with water, the stock cubes and the sweet potato chunks, then bring to a boil.

Peel the shallots and cut them into thin half moons. Wash the sage and finely chop a small handful of it.

Sweet potato mash
Sweet potato mash

Finishing the sweet potato mash – 30 minutes

Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat and cook the sweet potatoes until they have softened. This will take around 15 minutes, but the exact cooking time will depend on the size of the sweet potato pieces.

Heat a little olive oil in a small frying pan and sauté the shallots for a few minutes until they have softened.

Drain the sweet potatoes and mash them with a potato masher. Stir in the fried shallots, along with the finely chopped sage, and season with salt and pepper.

Serve with the rest of the fresh sage, if desired, enjoy!

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Sweet Potato Mash: frequently asked questions

Is sweet potato mash healthy?

The sweet potato is full of phosphorus, copper, selenium, zinc, iodine, B vitamins and vitamin E.

In addition, sweet potatoes contain fewer simple carbohydrates and more fibre than the regular potato. Simple carbohydrates are starches and sugars and when added together, the sweet potato contains fewer of these carbohydrates than the standard potato. The sweet potato also contains more than 1.5 times as much dietary fibre compared to the regular potato.

Can you freeze sweet potato mash?

You can freeze sweet potato mash, then easily reheat it in a pan. Let it thaw first, and then stir in a dash of milk so that it will become smooth again.

Can you make sweet potato mash in advance?

Sweet potato mash can be made in advance, and you can easily reheat it in a pan. Stir in a dash of milk so that it will become smooth again.