Smoky Mashed Sweet Potato with Pecans

Smoky Mashed Sweet Potato with Pecans: Jessi's Kitchen

I go through phases of obsession with mashed sweet potato. I am not really sure why but I will all of the sudden crave it like crazy. Well this recipe was born out of one of those weeks where I couldn’t stop eating mashed sweet potato.

I really love adding smoked paprika to sweet potatoes because the smoky and sweet compliment each other perfectly. I decided to add some toasted pecans to this recipe to add an extra layer of flavor. Sweet, smoky and nutty deliciousness!

Enjoy!

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Smoky Mashed Sweet Potato with Pecans
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 2.5lbs Sweet Potato, halved
  2. 3 Tbsp ghee or grass-fed butter
  3. 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  4. 1 tsp smoked paprika
  5. ½ tsp black pepper
  6. ½ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pot to medium high heat and boil the potatoes until soft. Approximately 35 minutes.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium heat and toast the pecans for 4-5 minutes. Watch carefully so they do not burn.
  3. Drain the potatoes and let cool slightly and peel the skin off the potatoes.
  4. Place the potatoes in a bowl with the ghee and rest of the seasonings and mash with a hand mixer or a large fork.
  5. Top with the roasted pecans and serve immediately.
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