Brown Sugar & Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Fluffy, creamy and full of fragrant herbs, these brown sugar sweet potatoes are a perfect side dish for your holiday table!

Brown Sugar & Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Fluffy, creamy and full of fragrant herbs, the perfect holiday side dish! |

To me, you can’t talk comfort food without mentioning smooth, buttery mashed potatoes. We all have our favorites, and mine are made light and creamy, and also with a bit of asiago and broccoli. But, since I make mashed sweet potatoes often these days, I thought it about time to share my favorite recipe!

Sweet potatoes are very high in calcium and vitamin C, along with being great for skin, so they’re both a delicious and nutritious side dish! My twist on Sargento’s sweet potato puree includes fragrant dried sage and a bit of sweet brown sugar. I had to keep ‘em creamy by using their mozzarella and provolone cheese, though!

Brown Sugar & Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Fluffy, creamy and full of fragrant herbs, the perfect holiday side dish! |

I hope all of you who celebrate it have a very Merry Christmas! I’m taking off the next five days to enjoy my family, friends, and lots of good food and fun in Chicago! But, I’ll be back on Friday, December 28, with an easy, cheesy party dip for your New Year festivities!

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Brown Sugar & Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Yield: Makes about 3 cups (5-6 servings)


2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

1 clove garlic, minced

1 heaping teaspoon dried sage, thyme or rosemary

1 Tbsp. light brown sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup (3 oz.) Sargento® Artisan Blends Shredded Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste


In a large saucepan over high heat, add sweet potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

Drain potatoes in a colander and return to pot, away from heat. Add butter, garlic, dried herb of choice, brown sugar, and heavy cream.

With a hand mixer or potato masher, beat mixture until smooth and creamy. Stir in cheese. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

Serve warm.


Adapted from Sargento


12 Responses to “Brown Sugar & Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes”

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    The Squishy Monster — December 23, 2012 @ 6:25 am

    This may just very well have to end up on my Christmas table…Merry Christmas!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 23, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    These sound so tasty! Awesome recipe :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 23, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    These are my kind of potatoes! Merry Christmas, Georgia!

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    Savory Simple — December 24, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    What a delicious holiday side dish!

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    From Valeries Kitchen — December 24, 2012 @ 5:34 am

    These look amazing Georgia. I’ve used that Sargento cheese blend and LOVE it! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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    Honey — December 25, 2012 @ 5:50 am

    Merry Christmas Georgia. Never seen a recipe like this, looks gorgeous. didn’t know you were from Chicago, when I decide to visit, hopefully this year, I’ll be coming to you for some tips. :)

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    Teresa, — December 25, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    Wonderfully delicious looking sweet potatoes for a holiday side dish. Yum and Happy Holidays.

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    Val — December 26, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    Loving these sweet and dreamy potatoes!

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    Pride In Photos — December 26, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    Well it is nice to meet you! I am a first time visitor and love sweet pototoes. Thanks for sharing.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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    Angie's Recipes — December 27, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Love sweet, smooth and creamy sweet potatoes.
    Happy Holidays!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 27, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    Love, love, love this! Just buttery-sweet-potato goodness. I made a sweet potato casserole for Christmas dinner but I think this will have to replace that for next year!

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    more cream please! — February 27, 2014 @ 11:14 pm

    This is amazing! Didn’t use the cheese or the brown sugar and was scrumptious. Although I did put in more cream and added thyme, garlic, &oregano. And they really are amazing in casseroles!

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