Agave Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Filed under Dinner Live Well Recipes on Oct 23 12 by

Who knew that under that thick layer of Grandma’s Thanksgiving marshmallow casserole was an antioxidant rich super food? Currently recovering from a bad reputation is the overlooked sweet potato. It is packed with a wealth of “good stuff” including calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. When paired with agave nectar, a low glycemic sweetener, we put a modern and healthy twist on Grandma’s classic dish.

You will need:

  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes (about 5 small)
  • 3 tbsp. butter or margarine (I used light butter)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup cream or milk (I used fat-free milk)
  • ¼ cup Domino organic agave nectar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives, chopped


  1. Peel potatoes and microwave until tender (4-5 minutes)
  2. Peel and chop sweet potatoes into uniform cubes, about 1-inch. Steam or boil until tender. Strain from water, if boiled.
  3.  Place cooked sweet potatoes and butter into a large bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat for approximately 2 minutes. With a spatula, scrape down sides of bowl, add cinnamon and nutmeg. Continue beating for 1 minutes. Slowly pour in cream or milk, continue beating until combined. Add Amber Agave Nectar; mix until well incorporated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chives.

Makes 3 ½ cups

Recipe adapted from

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Lindsey Fessel
Lindsey is a recipe blogger for The You Are Project. She completed her marketing degree at Rowan University. Lindsey's recipes demonstrate how to include healthy foods in one's diet in an easy and delicious way.