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Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage

This Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage recipe earned its title as the best potato side dish we've ever had. With its clean ingredients, ease of preparation, and make-ahead capability, it's sure to become a staple on your dinner table too!

These Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage check ALL the boxes: healthy, flavorful, and oh-so-easy to make.

This recipe features clean, FFL-friendly ingredients that not only nourish your body but also tantalize your taste buds. It’s no exaggeration to say it’s the best potato side dish you’ll ever have!

Imagine creamy, tender sweet potatoes infused with a hint of sage, perfectly seasoned with just the right amount of butter, salt and pepper. What’s more, this dish is incredibly versatile; you can enjoy it alongside your favorite holiday feast or as a comforting side any day of the week.

But here’s the real kicker: not only is it delicious, but it’s also a game-changer when it comes to meal prep. Whip up a batch a week or two ahead of time, freeze it, and voila! On the big day, simply thaw and reheat for stress-free holiday prep.

So, grab your apron and get ready to impress your guests with this irresistible Sweet Potato Mash. Whether you’re serving a crowd or simply treating yourself, this dish is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Let’s dive into the recipe and experience culinary bliss like never before.

The Perfect Dish to Prep and Freeze for Future Meals

To say that this recipe is freezer-friendly is an understatement. Its taste just as amazing after thawing as it does fresh.

During holidays, we frequently prepare this dish a week or two in advance, freezing it until the night before the big feast, streamlining our preparations.

Throughout the year, we pair it with various mains, from grilled fish to braised beef, often freezing half the batch just so we can have another round of deliciousness in a week or two.

Some Ways to “Reinvent” Your Leftover Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage

  • Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Tacos: In a small tortilla, combine mashed sweet potatoes, roasted cauliflower, black beans, sliced avocado, pickled red onions, chopped fresh cilantro, hot sauce and whatever else you want to toss in there.
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Quesadillas: Instead of adding an abundance of cheese to your quesadilla, get creative and use your leftover sweet potatoes mash as your base. Add your favorite roasted veggies and serve it with a vibrant side salad.
  • Topped with scrambled eggs. We’ll pair anything with scrambled eggs. It’s literally one of the BEST ways to mix and match leftovers!

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  • Author: Kalie


This Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage recipe earned its title as the best potato side dish we’ve ever had. With its clean ingredients, ease of preparation, and make-ahead capability, it’s sure to become a staple on your dinner table too!


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 7 small-to-medium), peeled and cut into 1-2″ cubes
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Start by putting the sweet potatoes in a big pot, covering them with water by about an inch. Add a teaspoon of salt and bring it to a gentle simmer over medium-high heat. Let it simmer without a lid until the sweet potatoes are tender when you poke them with a fork, usually around 12-15 minutes.
  2. Once the sweet potatoes are done, drain them well and put them back in the pot. Mash them up to your liking with a mixer or by hand.
  3. Mix in the butter, yogurt, sage, pepper, and the remaining teaspoon of salt until everything is combined.
  4. Put the mashed sweet potatoes into a serving bowl. If you want to make it look fancy (totally optional), you can swirl a small dollop of yogurt on top, drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil, and sprinkle on some cracked pepper.
  5. Serve immediately. Any leftovers can be covered and kept in the fridge, or you can freeze them for up to 3 months.


Dairy-free/Vegan: You could substitute the yogurt with a vegan alternative (please share your experience if you give it a try). Instead of butter, mix in extra-virgin olive oil according to your taste preference.

Swapping Greek Yogurt for Sour Cream: We believe this should work just fine!

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.


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