Healthy Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

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The best ever baked sweet potato mash recipe that is easy, healthy, savory and made from start to finish in one large roasting pan and garnished with fresh chives and thyme. You can keep it vegan and paleo by finishing the dish with olive oil instead of the silky herb butter suggested. 


Just as I finished saying summer was almost here and the pool water was absolutely perfect to stick my toes in, yesterday was time to crank up the oven again. I kid you not, it was gloomy and damp with a Thanksgiving, Christmasy feel in the air. Luckily i had a bag of sweet potatoes in the pantry so I decided to throw them all in the oven to make some holiday magic. 
By baking the sweet potatoes instead of boiling them you keep most of the nutrients inside and also add deep layers of flavors to your final dish! This is the way to go you guys!
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Basically i did a spin on the forever favorite sweet potato rounds, only this time cut into cubes and tossed well with lost of flavorful spices before roasting in a super hot oven. Then I added a couple of dabs of this chive butter I had in the fridge and mashed everything right there in the same pan, keeping a charming rustic texture. 
Healthy Sweet Potato Mash with Chives and Thyme
Make sure to use a fork or spatula to scrape up all those golden brown bits from the bottom and the corners of your pan. They will become a super delicious part of the final dish and I would dare argue that is really the best part hehe 
If you fancy your potatoes whipped then this is the time to dust off your food processor and go looking for some cream in the refrigerator. Puree together until fluffy as a cloud, but just so you know my rustic way is better 😉

Healthy, Savory Sweet Potato Mash with Chives and Thyme

5 from 1 vote

Healthy Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

The best ever roasted sweet potato mash recipe that is easy, healthy, savory and paleo, made from start to finish in one large roasting pan.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 400” F
  • Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  • Drizzle the olive in the bottom of a large roasting dish. Add the paprika, sea salt, onion powder and Oregano. Crack some black pepper on top and use a fork to combine everything.
  • Add the potatoes to the spice mix and use your hand to toss everything to coat well all over.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for 15 minutes then use a spatula to give everything a mix. 
  • Turn the heat up to 500" F and Cook another 10 to 15 minutes or so until the potatoes are cooked through and golden around the edges. 
  • Remove from the oven and very carefully place the pan on a stable surface. Add the chive butter on top and using a masher rustically crush the patatoes to your liking making sure to gather any brown bits from the bottom and the corners.
    Sprinkle with the fresh chives and thyme and serve!


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 822mg | Potassium: 1235mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 49400IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 3.3mg
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Italian American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Florentina

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  1. 5 stars
    I love sweet potatoes so much, I cannot deny that fact AT ALL – I eat 2 whole ones a day it seems! And I can’t stop, won’t stop! ROASTING THEM is the absolute BESTTTTTT!!