healthy mashed sweet potatoes with garnish

Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This healthy mashed sweet potato recipe is brought to you by my friend Lori LaCombe, a fitness machine! You will find this recipe to be straightforward to make. Every once in a while, I catch Lori in the gym and wonder how such a tiny woman can lift such heavy weights. She follows an immaculate diet, including plenty of healthy carbs to support her physical fitness. Sweet potatoes are much better for you than white potatoes and are a welcome part of any diet.

healthy mashed sweet potatoes with pine nuts and craisins and herb garnish on wood table

If you’re a foodie looking for creative, healthy eating options that are quick and easy to make, look no further than mashed sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes contain nutrients like beta-carotene and fiber that can help digestion and immunity. Plus, they taste delicious when prepared in any number of amazing ways. The possibilities are endless, from traditional versions such as mashed sweet potato topped with butter to more inventive recipes such as baked sweet potato fries or even homemade chips. Keep reading to learn how to whip up this dish in minutes - perfect for busy weeknights!

How to Make Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

To make this dish, you'll need these ingredients:

  • butternut squash
  • sweet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • chopped cilantro
  • Bee Inspired Honey

One: Prepare the root vegetables.

Peel squash and sweet potatoes, cut them into small cubes, cover them with olive oil, and roast for 45 minutes, covered with foil. Remove foil and roast for an additional 30 minutes.

Two: Blend

Once the squash and potatoes are soft, place the mixture in a food processor with the remaining ingredients. Pulse until all is combined and it looks like mashed potatoes.

Adapting Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Our Recipes are designed to be an inspiration. That’s the way we see it. Don’t feel like you have to make these Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes exactly the way our recipe shows. Get creative. Experiment. Try something different. Here are some ideas in case you need a little boost with adapting this recipe:

  • Add some dried blueberries or a combination of your favorite dried fruit as a garnish to add color and flavor
  • Can you imagine a teaspoon of pine nuts or raw pepitas on each serving? That would be so good!
  • Sprinkle some dried cinnamon, chopped fresh cilantro, and roasted pine nuts on top for added color and flavor.
  • Why not add a honey drizzle on top?

If you're looking for a delicious, healthy mashed sweet potato recipe, this is the one! My friend Lori LaCombe, a fitness machine who knows about healthy eating, was kind enough to share this fantastic recipe with me. Sweet potatoes are full of nutrients and much better for you than white potatoes, making them a great addition to any diet. This mashed sweet potato dish is so easy to make and delicious - give it a try and let me know what you think! If you decide to try making this recipe, share a snapshot with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!