Sweet Potato Mash

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 4 tsp. unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. dried ginger
  • ¼ tsp. chipotle powder or other salt-free chili powder
  • ½ cup skim milk


  • Put the sweet potatoes in a saucepan. Cover with cold water. Add the lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender. Once the sweet potatoes are fully cooked, drain the water from the pot and place them in a medium-size bowl.
  • Melt the butter in the saucepan over medium heat. Add the cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and chipotle powder; sauté the spices for 30 seconds. Add the milk and bring to a boil. Pour over the cooked sweet potatoes. Mix together using a masher or wooden spoon. Serve immediately.