Citrus-Spiced Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

If you love sweet potatoes, you will love this sweet potato mash recipe. This recipe uses traditional sweet potatoes rather than yams so it’s a lot more flavorful and moist. Serve this as a side dish for Thanksgiving in place of regular mashed potatoes.

Saucepan with tasty mashed sweet potato on table

How To Make Citrus-Spiced Sweet Potato Mash

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins


  • 4 cups water, for boiling
  • 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add sweet potatoes.

  2. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until fork-tender.

  3. Drain sweet potatoes and return to the same empty pot. Using a hand-held mixer, add the rest of the ingredients and mix until fluffy.

  4. Reheat if necessary and serve immediately.


  • Sugar: 11g
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  • Calcium: 81mg
  • Calories: 239kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 810mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 185mg
  • Vitamin A: 32250IU
  • Vitamin C: 16mg
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