This colorful twist on traditional mashed potatoes swaps in sweet potatoes and incorporates the flavors of smoked paprika, cayenne, and orange zest. You can use regular paprika instead of smoked, and can omit the cayenne for a less spicy version. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2019

Lauren Grant


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sweet potatoes, milk, butter, garlic, and thyme sprigs in a large pot. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sweet potatoes are very soft, 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Let cool slightly. Discard the thyme sprigs and transfer the sweet potato mixture to a food processor. Add minced thyme, paprika, salt, zest, and cayenne. Blend until smooth. Stir in scallions.


To make ahead: Peel and cube sweet potatoes; refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; 7.4 g total fat; 4.6 g saturated fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 427 mg sodium. 831 mg potassium; 48 g carbohydrates; 7.1 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 4.7 g protein; 32714 IU vitamin a iu; 7 mg vitamin c; 29 mcg folate; 106 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 62 mg magnesium;