William’s-Sonoma Sweet Potato Mash Recipe


This William’s-Sonoma sweet potato mash recipe is a simple, yummy, stovetop sweet potato side that is healthier and lighter than the casserole (but just as delicious).

sweet potato mash

Traditional sweet potato casserole is most always marked by a heavy coating of marshmallows, sugary corn flakes,  or pecan streusel. With a nod to tradition, I typically eat a few bites but can’t take much more (especially when I know I’ll be indulging at the dessert table).

Last Thanksgiving, I made Sweet Potato Mash, a wonderful recipe from www.williams-sonoma.com (photo from William’s Sonoma). The recipe is wonderfully rich and delicious but not nearly as calorie laden as traditional sweet potato casserole. Best of all, the dish is cooked entirely on the stove top~no oven needed.

I don’t think you’ll feel deprived one bit by substituting this for traditional sweet potato casserole. Better yet, you can reserve calories for extra dressing or dessert:-) If you try this, I’d love to hear back. Blessings to you this Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!

William's-Sonoma Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

William's-Sonoma Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A fresh and healthy twist on traditional sweet potato casserole.


  • 3 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3 Tbs. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot, add water to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  3. Simmer potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes or until fork tender.
  4. Drain potatoes in a colander and set aside.
  5. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  6. To melted butter, add cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, salt & pepper.
  7. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  8. Pour the butter mixture over the sweet potatoes; blending with a hand mixer until smooth.
  9. Heat maple syrup and pecans in the microwave or stovetop.
  10. Drizzle maple nut mixture over potatoes just before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1574Total Fat 108gSaturated Fat 46gCholesterol 182mgSodium 41mgCarbohydrates 157gSugar 140gProtein 6g

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