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Sweet Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone Cheese

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Sweet Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone Cheese ~ are made with sweet potatoes, mascarpone cheese and a hint of sour cream, makes this a heavenly, healthy dish that is also high in fiber for the whole family.  An easy recipe for silky-smooth sweet potatoes to serve as a side dish for this Thanksgiving!  And it won’t disappoint!

These sweet mashed potatoes with mascarpone cheese are so incredibly light!  Only 4 ingredients are needed for this recipe, sweet potatoes, sour cream, mascarpone cheese and a little salt.

A popular side dish for Thanksgiving that’s not loaded with tons of butter or sugar is a dream dish for the holidays.  And yet they offer a lot of flavor with a creamy texture; their sinful taste is what we consider to be restaurant gourmet-worthy!

Liz was inspired to create this side dish after she had dinner with my family at the Ritz Carlton in Westchester, New York.  She was so amazed at how light and fluffy these whipped sweet potatoes were, that she just had to ask for the recipe.  Well, the reluctant waiter would only tell her that it was made with mascarpone cheese and she would have to figure out the rest.

So, after making a few batches and testing the flavors to her best ability, she was so happy to tell us she finally got it!

This recipe was posted back in November 2011 and many of you have asked us to post it again for Thanksgiving. These sweet mashed potatoes have been a staple dish for our Thanksgiving for the past few years now, and boy how we all look forward to eating them.

You will be amazed too!  Try this as one of your side dishes for this Thanksgiving, you will be glad you did!



Sweet Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone Cheese
  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 ounces of Mascarpone Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


Using a potato peeler, peel skins off from sweet potatoes, cut into small chunks and place them to large pot of water. Bring water to boil and boil potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until they are soft.

Drain the potatoes in a colander, and return them back to the pot.  Add the mascarpone cheese, sour cream and salt.

Use an electric hand mixer, blend on high speed for a few minutes to puree.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover with foil to keep warm.  You may reheat them just before serving. Serve warm.

Serves 4 to 6

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    May 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I found you blog through a comment on SSL…I'm so glad I did! Your blog is lovely and I can't wait to try this recipe. As a southerner, I love all things "sweet potato" 🙂

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    June 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you Shawn, we are so glad you enjoy our recipes! And, we love to hear from you again!

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    November 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    everytime I use mascarpone cheese I think to myself why don't i use it more often- I just love the flavor and texture of it. These sweet potatoes look amazing!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    November 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I'm just wondering….exactly what time is dinner? Wow. This dish alone is enough to get me to show up!! Beautiful and delicious looking dish, I need to get acquainted mascarpone, I'm seeing it in so many recipes lately. Very nicely done!

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      November 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks Dan, you are a sweet heart! Just you case, dinner is at 4.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    November 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Wow this sounds kinda fantastic! What a smart choice to use the mascarpone. Hope you both have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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      November 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you Tricia! I am so happy my sister Liz just flew in to spend Thanksgiving in Charleston this year. So we are so looking forward to it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well. All the very best to you and your family!

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    November 26, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Look at that beautiful color. AMAZING.

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    November 26, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Damn, i love mashed sweet potaqto…
    especially the purple peruvian origin, never combine with mascarpone cheese before, tempting tor try!

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    November 26, 2013 at 11:42 am

    The mascarpone must make this so rich and dreamy! Ooo I love it!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    November 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    This does sound wonderful! I love sweet potatoes and look forward to trying this recipe. Kudos for figuring out the preparation! Happy Thanksgiving to your families.

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      November 30, 2013 at 4:03 am

      Thank you Sue and the same to you! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    November 29, 2013 at 3:14 am

    The mascarpone cheese is a great addition!

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      November 30, 2013 at 4:08 am

      Welcome Sarah! Thank you for the lovely comment and so glad to meet you! We hope you'll try some of our recipes. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    December 2, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Sweet potatoes are such a favorite I could eat a whole one for my entire dinner. This is such a festive and delicious way to prepare them!

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    November 8, 2016 at 2:33 am

    It's so good to see a sweet potato recipe that's not loaded with sugar! I bet the mascarpone makes them even more smooth and creamy than they already are. Will be trying this for sure! 🙂

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      November 9, 2016 at 3:34 am

      Thank you, we are planning to post a few more like this one. Hope you enjoy these mashed sweet potatoes as much as we do!

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