Mashed Sweet Potatoes



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

45 minutes; 15 minutes active



These easy sweet potatoes are sure to bring compliments as a holiday side dish. The coconut milk makes them extra flavorful – and dairy-free.


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, about 2 medium
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat the oven to 400°F. Place the sweet potatoes on a sheet pan and roast for about 30 minutes, until very tender when pierced with a knife. Let cool slightly. Strip the skins from the sweet potatoes and place the flesh in the bowl of a food processor bowl (if you prefer, you can use a large bowl and a hand-masher). Puree or mash the sweet potatoes to desired degree of smoothness, and mix in the coconut milk, cinnamon and salt. Serve warm.

Serving Suggestion

Enjoy these mashed sweet potatoes as a mellow accompaniment for roast beef or braised tempeh, or alongside a tandoori chicken breast.

Nutritional Information

310 calories, 4.5 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 330 mg. sodium, 65 g. carbohydrate, 10 g. fiber, 3 g. protein