Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

For a spectacular twist on plain mashed potatoes, try these sweet potatoes flavored with caramelized onions that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 13 mins


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large sweet onions (such as Vidalia), thinly sliced

Make It

1. In a medium-size saucepan, cover sweet potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 14 minutes or until potato is easily pierced with a knife. Drain; return to pot.

2. Stir cream, 1 tablespoon butter, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper into pot with potatoes. Mash until smooth. Cover and set aside.

3. While potatoes are cooking, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper to skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, for 12 minutes or until browned and softened.

4. Set aside 1/4 cup onions. Place potatoes in a serving bowl and stir in remaining onions, sprinkling reserved onions on top. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 413, Fat, total (g): 9, chol. (mg): 25, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 83, fiber (g): 12, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 780, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.