creamy mashed sweet potato

Happy Sweet Potato Week! Did you know that it’s an international time to celebrate Sweet Potatoes from the 1st-13th April? How amazing is that? It gives me even more excitement to eat them over this time of the year! Sweet potatoes are so healthy and delicious – so I absolutely love eating them. They’re so versatile, and I love making classic dishes with them – as well as using them to create recipes that are more adventurous.

For this celebration, I decided to create three special sweet potato recipes to show you just how great a food they are. I’ll be sharing them all over the next few days, all the way up to the end of International Sweet Potato Week – so you can make sure you have enough recipes to enjoy them over the whole course of the celebration.

So, for my first recipe – I decided to make a classic dish; mashed sweet potato. I absolutely love mashed potato, and there’s something really special about one that’s made with sweet potato. It has a lighter texture, and such a beautiful flavour. For this mashed recipe, I combined the potatoes with garlic, dairy free butter, nutritional yeast flakes, almond milk, salt, pepper, and chilli. This gave the dish a real depth of flavour, and great smooth, creamy texture.

I hope you enjoy the recipe!

creamy mashed sweet potato

serves 2


600g sweet potatoes

1/4 cup (60ml) almond milk

4 tbsp non-dairy buttery spread

4 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

1-2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 tsp salt

pinch chilli powder

freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Firstly, peel the potatoes and chop them into small cubes. Place a pan onto a medium-high heat, add water about half way and bring it to a boil. Add in the potatoes and cook them for about 10 minutes so, until they are soft.
  2. While the potatoes cook, add the almond milk, dairy-free spread, yeast flakes, garlic, salt, chilli powder and pepper into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. When the potatoes have cooked, remove them from the heat and drain. Then, add the potatoes into the mixing bowl. Using a potato masher, mash all of the ingredients together until the mixture is completely smooth.
  4. Lastly, scoop the finished mashed potato mixture into a bowl, or onto plates to serve.

13 thoughts on “creamy mashed sweet potato

  1. its sweet potatoe week lol!! I love there is a national day for everything. These look so good 🙂

    1. I know its amazing! Thank you! <3

  2. Yay! I love sweet potato week! This dish is the perfect comfort food, my friend!

    1. Me too! Thank you Annie!

  3. Happy Sweet Potato Week to you too, Harriet! To be honest, I didn’t realize it was sweet potato week! You have made quite a fantastic dish to commemorate this week – so healthy and delicious! yum! I need to try this with nutritional yeast in it!

    1. Thank you so much, Shashi!

  4. I’ve been avoiding everything sweet potato for awhile Harriet, I finally tried sweet potato fries and as much as I wanted to hate them, I loved them. I trust you so I’m going to try it out all of your sweet potatoes recipes you feature this week starting with this delicious looking sweet potato mash. I had no idea it’s Sweet Potato week. I love nutritional yeast, it’s soooo tasty.

    1. Amazing! I love love love sweet potato fries too :). Thank you so much Mary!

  5. Wow.. this is wonderful. this is surely going in my to-cook list. Thanks friend for sharimg this.

  6. Looks very creamy and delicious, Harriet.

  7. This is a wonderful sweet potato dish and easy to make as well. This is going to be my tomorrow’s breakfast for sure.
    How about garnishing it with dry fruits?

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