Sweet & Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

In an effort to make a quick and easy sweet potato that didn’t involve the same ole same ole, cook, open, add salt & butter, I decided to get a little creative, but still kept it simple.  The sweet got a little sweeter with rich maple syrup, but took on a savory turn with fresh rosemary.  I pan seared some turkey breast cutlets in Rosemary & Garlic Infused Olive Oil with salt & pepper and it was the perfect combo! I rate this dish 5 stars because it got 100% approval at my house and we all know how encouraging that can be with a picky toddler.

Sweet & Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 51

Yield: 3-4 servings

This dish is perfect with pan seared turkey breast cutlets or pork chops seasoned with Rosemary & Garlic Infused Olive Oil.

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (I use light syrup)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine (I use Smart Balance)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a pot of boiling water, boil mashed potatoes 20 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. Strain potatoes and return to pot. Add maple syrup, rosemary, butter, salt & pepper and mash until smooth with a potato masher.
  3. Salt & pepper to taste if desired.
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