Sweet potatoes are whipped with pure maple syrup, creamy whole milk yogurt and a hint of orange zest to become a show-stopping side dish.
Our family goes through a lot of sweet potatoes. My kids love them, my husband loves them and I love them, too. Cheap, versatile and packed with health benefits, you really can’t go wrong with a sweet potato.
My husband requests my Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries almost every week – even throughout the summer when we make grilled sweet potatoes instead. If you’ve never tried dipping a sweet potato fry in sriracha ketchup, I urge you to give it a try.
With the holidays fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to share an easy, 5 ingredient side dish we have been making for years: Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Orange Zest. I first started making this dish when I had a catering business several years ago. In fact, it was one of my most commonly requested side dishes.
If you don’t have maple syrup, honey makes a great alternative. We also love adding various spices depending on our mood. Smoked paprika, cinnamon and cayenne have all made appearances.
Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year or need a simple side dish to bring, these easy whipped sweet potatoes are going to be a new family favorite.
Your fork is waiting.
- 6 large sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
- 2 cups whole milk plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1.5 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Place sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer until potatoes are fork tender, 7-9 minutes. Strain potatoes and set aside to cool slightly.
Add all remaining ingredients to a food processor (yogurt through pepper) as well as the strained sweet potatoes. Pulse on high until smooth and creamy.
Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly before serving.
If you don't have a food processor, you can puree with an immersion blender or a high speed blender. They also taste delicious with a hand-held potato masher.
Disclosure: United Dairy Industry of Michigan has compensated me for my time to develop this recipe. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.
Check out my Pinterest board for more healthy side dishes!