Mashed Sweet Potatoes or Yams

Mashed Sweet Potatoes or Yams


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Looking for an alternative to standard mashed potatoes? Mash up sweet potatoes instead! They're slightly sweet and full of vitamin A!

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Time needed

5 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 6 med. sweet potatoes or yams
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • ½ C. Non-Fat Plain Voskos Greek yogurt or enough to moisten the potatoes
  • 2 Tbs. dry sherry or dark rum
  • 2 Tbs. light brown sugar or to taste
  • ½ tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/3 C. chopped dates
  • 1/3 C. toasted slivered blanched almonds or chopped walnuts
  • ground cinnamon

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Cook the unpeeled sweet potatoes or yams in boiling water to cover about 30 minutes or until tender. Drain, peel, and mash to a smooth purée.

Add the butter, yogurt, sherry, or rum, sugar, and salt and beat with a fork or whisk until very light. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with the dates and nuts.

Sprinkle with the cinnamon and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Voskos Greek Yogurt.

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