Sweet potato mash

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Time 45 Minutes
  • 1kg sweet potatoes
  • 100ml thickened cream (alternatively, use milk)
  • 50ml milk
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Sea salt

How to Make It
Step 1

Wash the sweet potatoes and place in a large, non-stick stockpot (unpeeled). Cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Add a pinch of salt and cook, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender all the way through (approximately 30-40 minutes after the water has come to a boil).

Step 2

Drain the sweet potatoes. Prepare a medium sized bowl to place the mashed sweet potatoes. While hot, cut the sweet potatoes in half and place cut side down into a potato ricer. Remove the sweet potato skins each time you place a piece of sweet potato into the potato ricer. Alternatively, remove the sweet potato skins (while hot) and mash using a tamis (drum sieve) into a bowl.

Step 3

Heat the cream and milk in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Return the mashed sweet potato to the stockpot over low heat and use a wooden spoon to stir for a few minutes. Add the butter and stir until combined. Add half of the cream and milk liquid and stir until combined. Add the remaining cream and milk and cook, stirring, until the mash is creamy and smooth. Add grated nutmeg to taste and season with salt.

Step 4

Transfer the sweet potato mash to a serving dish – buon appetito.

1kg sweet potatoes|100ml thickened cream (alternatively, use milk)|50ml milk|50g unsalted butter|Freshly grated nutmeg|Sea salt

Vanessa Bottaro

Author, Founder and Creative Director at Italian Spoon
In my eyes, Italian cuisine is love on a plate.

Vanessa is Creative Director of the Italian Spoon website and Author of The Italian entertaining cookbook, a collection of home-style Italian recipes and tips for entertaining in true Italian-style. In addition to cooking and taking photographs, Vanessa writes the recipes and blogs to bring the love of Italian cooking to life! The collection of recipes and blogs on the website have been inspired by travels to Italy and desire to share what she has learnt from the great ‘Mamma’s and ‘Nonna’s in her life!

Vanessa is an entrepreneur and wife to husband Simone and the mother of two beautiful kids Dante and Mia. Even so she was born and lives in Melbourne Australia, Vanessa has a deep connection to Italy. Perhaps it is the food, or maybe it is because it is the place where Vanessa met the love of her life, Simone to whom she has been happily married for so many years.
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