Orange You Glad It’s Sweet Potato Mash


A healthier spin on traditional mashed sweet potatoes!

We got together with the team at to gather together some easy and nutritious recipes for the family.

Add some fruit preserves and fall spices to your sweet potato mash to give it an extra kick of flavor. Sweet potatoes are the most nutritious vegetable you can buy in the grocery store, so eat up! If you have any puree of butternut squash or carrot around, add to the mash for an even greater nutritional boost.


  • 2 1/2 – 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup all-fruit orange preserves/marmalade
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • Optional; puree of roast butternut squash and/or carrot

Serving Size: 4 – 6


Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch.

Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil; salt the water.

Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and pierce easily with a fork.

Strain, then add the potatoes back to the pot.

Place the pot over low heat for about a minute to let any excess steam evaporate.

Start to mash the potatoes with a potato masher or a wooden spoon, then and add the chicken stock, preserves, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme and season with salt and pepper.

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Ally Downey

Ally Downey is the founder and CEO of weeSpring. She's also the author of Here's the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood. You can follow her on Twitter at @allysondowney.

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