A show-stopping side dish! Mashed Sweet potatoes are whipped with pure maple syrup, creamy whole milk yogurt and a hint of orange zest.
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. If you’re looking for something a little sweeter I would suggest looking at my Honey Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
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. 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.
Can sweet potatoes be made the day before?
Yes. This dish reheats very well.
Your fork is waiting.
Maple Syrup Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 6 large sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
- 2 cups whole milk plain yogurt
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1.5 teaspoons salt
- ½ 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.
Can you make these the day before?Yes. This dish reheats very well.
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I have used this recipe before and LOVE IT!! Can you make these the day before?
Oh yes definitely it reheats very well!
This looks so delicious! I love that you used whole milk yogurt, it’s a staple in our house in EVERYTHING!
We buy about two 32 ounce containers a week!!! Boys eat it every morning. :)
love the use of orange zest in this! yum
Thanks so much!! Added tons of flavor!
As someone who always always always chooses sweet potatoes over regular potatoes….I LOVE THIS! The hint of maple with a touch of citrus sounds perfect for bringing out the naturally sweet flavor of the potatoes!
I always do too!! Im sorry but unless the russet is fried twice, it’s always a little under-whelming to me.
Whoa!! I need to try this fabulousness soon!! That zest must be the perfect touch on top. mmmm! xo
I couldn’t resist a little citrus touch!! :)
We are big sweet potato fans and this would be a hit! I love how you jazzed them up with maple and orange zest – beautiful!
I couldn’t resist adding the citrus!!
Maple and sweet potato is the BEST combination EVER! I love love LOVE this recipe Liz! And the photos are making my mouth water!
Aww thank you so much Laurie!!
Loving the maple and orange in these sweet potatoes! Perfection!
Oh boy this looks amazing. I never tire of sweet potatoes!!
Me neither girlfriend!
These mashed potatoes sound amazing! Super flavorful for Thanksgiving! LOVE it! The photo is beautiful as well!
Thank you so much Sophia!
I love that touch of orange zest you added in these whipped sweet potatoes! They’ll definitely be a hit!
The zest really sends it to the next level. :)