Roasted Sweet Potato + Carrot Mash

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Well, it’s official.

Sweet Potatoes are making a comeback in my kitchen. This is my third recipe in the last two weeks that features sweet potatoes and dare I say it – it won’t be my last.

Cutting the sweet potatoes with organic carrots is a great way to lighten up your mashed potatoes. The roasting takes it a step further and adds complexity because of the natural caramelization that happens in the oven.

This lovely side dish graced our dinner plates the other night alongside my simple Foolproof Roast Chicken and those Whole Roasted Brussels Sprouts I posted last week. It was a warming and comforting dinner on a dreary, wet PNW day. Unrelated to this recipe but I am (extremely) happy to report that as of today, we are in a warm and sunny weather spell. I hope it sticks around.

Now, as for sweet potatoes – I have some tasty things planned but I promise I will post other yummy dishes in between so you don’t get too worn out on sweet potato dishes. After this one anyway 😉

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Roasted Sweet Potato + Carrot Mash
4 Points Plus Per Serving -- Serves 4
Serves: 4
  • 2 (12-ounces) medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and roughly chopped into evenly sized pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon organic coconut oil
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • splash plain, unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons organic coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and set aside. Peel carrots and potatoes and but into evenly sized pieces.
  2. Toss with 1 T coconut oil and pinch kosher salt and spread out on baking sheet.
  3. Cook 30 to 40 minutes until very tender, turning frequently so the edges don't burn (some brown is OK).
  4. Once tender, toss in body of food processor OR blender and add remaining salt, cinnamon, ground black and crushed red peppers, coconut oil and a splash or two of almond milk as needed to loosen. Serve hot and Enjoy!

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  1. Scott says

    Delicious, delicious, delicious. I think I wanna make this as a Thxgiving side dish! Once I had it blended, I swear I tasted about a stick of butter in it. Must be from the carrots? Rebecca thought so as well. She almost didn’t believe I did not add butter. We don’t know how you do it, make all of these recipes so delicious, but we are sure glad you do!

  2. Matias says

    Tasted great, didn’t have almond milk but i can take regular milk so it’s ok, BUT BEWARE it took me a lot of time to mix in the blender still was very good and the cinammon pimped it up !!! thanks a lot

    • EverydayMaven says

      I made ANOTHER sweet potato dish tonight but didn’t write it down or take pics and now I regret it. lol

  3. says

    I confess when I saw the step 2 photo I was expecting the carrot tops and tips to be fed to composting guinea pigs, because I set mine aside in exactly the same way–until giving them to the pigs, of course.

    I love the idea of this combo–and if I hadn’t roasted my giant 1 pound sweet potato and made a mess of pizza crusts with it (trying the first one tonight) I’d be considering this, or your fries, instead.

    You’re doing amazing things with sweet potatoes!
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    • EverydayMaven says

      Nope, mine just goes into our big green compost container. If we lived closer, I would happily supply your guinea pigs with many scraps 😉 have a great weekend Kirsten!

  4. says

    Don’t worry about me getting worn out with sweet potato recipes – it can’t happen! One of my favorite veggies. I’ve actually made something like this before – really nice combo of flavors. And your version looks terrific! Really nice – thanks.
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    • EverydayMaven says

      That is what I was hoping when I made them the first time – that I could convince my toddler to eat it based on the color 😉

  5. Aggie says

    I’ve been enjoying sweet potatoes lately too, and my kids are starting to like ‘mashed’ potatoes, I want to try this. It looks so good Alyssa!

    • EverydayMaven says

      My son is not the biggest potato fan but I can usually get him to eat sweet potatoes in some form!

    • EverydayMaven says

      Good! I am glad to hear it. I am listening to the morning birds right now and the sky is till clear – so awesome!

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