Smoky Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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.Advertisement
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.