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Purple Sweet Potato Recipe

Purple Sweet Potato Recipe

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For a brighter, more vibrant side dish, try this mashed purple sweet potato recipe. It's great topped with butter and a sprinkling of nuts.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 2 lbs purple sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • cup heavy cream, warmed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, (½stick), melted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground cardamom
  • salt, to taste

For Garnish:

  • tbsp toasted pecans, chopped

For Maple Butter:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and fill with water. Place pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil potatoes until fork tender. This will take 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Drain potatoes and place back into the pot. Add cream, butter and a pinch of salt and mash with a potato masher or with an electric hand mixer until desired consistency has been achieved. Stir in maple syrup, cinnamon and cardamom. Season with salt to taste.

Maple Butter:

  1. Stir together butter and syrup until combined. Scoop mashed sweet potatoes into a large bowl and drizzle with maple butter. Finish with a sprinkle of pecans and serve.


  • Sugar: 86g
  • :
  • Calcium: 446mg
  • Calories: 2108kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 240g
  • Cholesterol: 353mg
  • Fat: 124g
  • Fiber: 28g
  • Iron: 6mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Potassium: 3340mg
  • Protein: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 77g
  • Sodium: 549mg
  • Trans Fat: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 132708IU
  • Vitamin C: 22mg
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