Savory Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Amie Valpone

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

A traditionally sweet side dish gets a savory spin in this recipe for mashed sweet potatoes. Creamed with nutty almond milk, then lightly seasoned with cumin and coriander, these zesty bright-orange potatoes will be the talk of your holiday table.

Almond milk helps give the mashed potato its creaminess.

Savory Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Serves 8


3 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 Tbsp. butter
3/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
1/8 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. coriander


1. Place potatoes in a large pot covered with water. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 25 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft.

2. Drain water; add remaining ingredients to the sweet potatoes; mash with a fork until smooth.

3. Serve warm.


Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief  of; she  is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter  and Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!