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I love mashed potatoes, but I tend to choose sweet potatoes over traditional potatoes. Overall, sweet potatoes tend to be lower in calories and carbohydrates than traditional potatoes. They also tend to be higher in fiber than white or red potatoes. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with Vitamin A which promotes growth, the immune system, reproduction, and vision. This creamy mashed sweet potatoes recipe is a healthy way to enjoy sweet potatoes.
Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Hood® Sour Cream is the secret ingredient in these creamy mashed sweet potatoes. It adds a unique flavor that regular mashed sweet potatoes just don’t have. I always have a container of Hood® Sour Cream in the refrigerator. It’s the perfect topping and ingredient for so many of our favorite dishes. As a Hood® Sour Cream Ambassador, I’ve shared the ways that I enjoy using sour cream in my family’s favorite recipes. I also wrote about my Puff Pastry Vegetable Tart Recipe that uses Hood® Sour Cream as well.
Hood® Sour Cream can allow you to create easy meals in a pinch with less prep time and more family time. Hood® Sour Cream is all natural, with no preservatives or artificial ingredients. This recipe was inspired by a weekly winner from Hood Sour Creams Fast Family Meals contest on Country 102.5’s website.
As a note, if time is an issue, instead of boiling the sweet potatoes, you can microwave them. Check your microwave for the appropriate time but it generally takes 5-8 minutes. Be certain to pierce the skin before microwaving. If you choose to microwave your potatoes, remove the skin afterward rather than keep it on.
You can easily substitute this Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe for traditional mashed potatoes. It also makes a great side dish alternative for holidays. Since sweet potatoes are already sweet, I only add a small amount of real Vermont maple syrup to it for added flavor. You could easily leave out the maple syrup if you wanted or substitute another healthy sweetener like honey or agave syrup.
2 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
32 minTotal Time
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 3/4 cup of Hood Sour Cream
- 1 tbsp real maple syrup
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the sweet potatoes in cubes. Do not peel.
- Boil until soft.
- Drain the sweet potatoes.
- Add the sour cream and mash with a potato masher.
- Mix the maple syrup, nutmeg and salt and pepper into the mashed sweet potatoes.
- Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle fresh rosemary.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.