Mashed Sweet Potato Mix

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 1-2
  • Category: Side Dish


  • 1 medium sweet potato {mashed}
  • fat of choice
  • scallions, finely chopped {to taste, I used about a tablespoon or so}
  • 4 oz favorite sausage, chopped
  • lemon juice
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1-2 tbsp. favorite chopped nut {optional}


  1. Chop up your sweet potato into chunks {I kept the skin on} and add it to a pot of water and let it boil on the stove.
  2. While it’s going cook your sausages or reheat whatever meat you’re going to use {or you can leave it cold — whatever works for you as long as it’s cooked!}
  3. Chop your scallions up and set those aside along with the meat.
  4. When your sweet potatoes are fork tender drain them and add in as much of your favorite fat as you want and mash them up to your favorite level of mashed.
  5. Add in your spices + herbs, salt + pepper, scallions and sausage and mix it all together well.
  6. Here’s the part that’s super personal preference – if you’re a huge lemon fan like me you can just add in a 1/4 of lemon’s juice straight away but if you’re not sure if you’ll like it add in a good spritz, then mix and taste and keep adding it in until you’re happy with the level of citrus!
  7. When taste testing double check your seasoning and adjust as needed!