Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

You may already have your Thanksgiving menu planned out, but these Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes are so delicious you will want to have them all the time! They go perfect with so many healthy recipes.

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Thyme
 makes the perfect quick and easy side dish!

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Thyme

These rich and creamy mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for just about any holiday meal. However, they’re so quick and easy to make, you’ll want to enjoy them throughout the year. 

What’s more, sweet potatoes are as nutritious as they are delicious. They contain fewer calories and are higher in fiber, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C than their white counterparts.

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Thyme

The smaller the sweet potatoes are cut before boiling, the faster they will cook.

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
4 oz. cream cheese, softened

2-3 tablespoons half and half
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, minced
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoons ground all-spice
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Optional toppings:

Whipped cream cheese

Walnuts halves, toasted

1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, approximately 15-20 minutes. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

2. Add butter, cream cheese, and half & half to the sweet potatoes and mash with an immersion blender or a hand-held mixer. For a thinner consistency, add more half & half, if desired. 

3. Once the potatoes are creamy, stir in thyme leaves, cinnamon, and allspice until well blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately topped with a spoonful of whipped cream cheese and/or toasted walnuts, if desired. Enjoy!

**To make whipped cream cheese topping, blend 4 oz. softened cream cheese, 3 tablespoons half & half, and a dash of cinnamon with an immersion blender or hand-held mixer until light and fluffy. Cover and store any leftovers in the refrigerator and use wherever you enjoy regular cream cheese.

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Thyme

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