Brown Butter Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Try these whipped sweet potatoes with brown butter for a healthier take on sweet potato casserole! Packed with mostly healthy ingredients and topped with decadently, nutty and flavorful brown butter, this dish is sure to please!

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I’m serving up just a little decadence with this recipe. It’s a long way from the marshmallow, whole stick of butter, several cups of sugar sweet potato casserole standard that often appears on the table this time of year. However, I amped up basic roasted sweet potatoes with some spices and brown butter which adds an unbelivable toasted, nutty flavor. Seriously. If you haven’t browned butter and added it to all the things… you’re missing out.

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Make Brown Butter Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Whether I’m making sweet potatoes to eat for breakfast or making a pie, I like to roast my potatoes with the skins on. This helps the sugars caramelize to create a rich, sweet flavor and allows me to add little to no added sugar. I whip the sweet potatoes while still warm and add in a little milk, cinnamon, maple syrup and a pinch of salt.

Once the potatoes are baked, the recipe comes together in no time flat. And Oh My Goodness is it a dreamy finish…

Thanksgiving Brown Butter Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Now. You know your family. If they like things sweeter… add more maple syrup. If they like extra cinnamon, sprinkle on a little more!

If you’re vegan. You can skip the brown butter and still love this recipe. Use a plant based milk and maybe add some toasted pecans or a drizzle of maple syrup to the top of the whipped sweet potatoes.

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Brown Butter Whipped Sweet Potatoes

5 from 6 votes
Brown Butter Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Try these whipped sweet potatoes with brown butter for a healthier take on sweet potato casserole! Packed with mostly healthy ingredients and topped with decadently, nutty and flavorful brown butter, this dish is sure to please!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 93 kcal
Author: Marisa Moore Nutrition
Ingredients
  • 4 medium 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp high quality butter
  • ½ cup plant, nut or regular milk
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • a pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Scrub the sweet potatoes, poke a few times with a fork and roast on a foil lined baking sheet for 40 minutes or until soft and the sugars start to caramelize.

  2. Once the potatoes are almost done, melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat, swirling occasionally until it turns brown and smells nutty. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn. Keep warm.

  3. When the sweet potatoes are cooked and cool enough to handle, remove the skins and add to a large mixing bowl. Add the milk, spices and salt.

  4. Using an electric or handheld whisk, whip the sweet potatoes until light and fluffy. Place the warm sweet potatoes in a serving bowl and top with the brown butter just before serving. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

NOTES:

Adjust the maple syrup based on your sweet potatoes and your family's tastebuds. My sweet potatoes came out wonderfully caramelized and sweet so they didn't need much added sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Brown Butter Whipped Sweet Potatoes are a healthy-ish alternative to sweet potato casserole. These are made with no refined sugar. #ThanksgivingRecipes #SweetPotatoes

12 Comments on Brown Butter Whipped Sweet Potatoes

  1. Jessica Formicola
    November 15, 2018 at 2:36 PM (3 weeks ago)
    These are my kind of sweet potatoes! So good!
    Reply
    • Marisa
      November 15, 2018 at 3:19 PM (3 weeks ago)
      Thanks! Simply delicious! Reply
  2. Sues
    November 15, 2018 at 2:55 PM (3 weeks ago)
    Yesss these are my kind of sweet potatoes! I've never been a fan of marshmallows in them, but brown butter and maple syrup is a dream come true. They look absolutely perfect!
    Reply
    • Marisa
      November 15, 2018 at 3:18 PM (3 weeks ago)
      I'm right there with ya! Never been a fan of the marshmallow top! Reply
  3. Andrea Metlika
    November 15, 2018 at 3:08 PM (3 weeks ago)
    Love sweet potatoes but without all the stuff on top. This is perfect.
    Reply
    • Marisa
      November 15, 2018 at 3:19 PM (3 weeks ago)
      Exactly! Reply
  4. Jenna
    November 15, 2018 at 3:10 PM (3 weeks ago)
    I'm so tired of the same ol' sweet potatoes casserole! Excited to make this for Thanksgiving!!
    Reply
    • Marisa
      November 15, 2018 at 3:19 PM (3 weeks ago)
      Hope you love them as much as I do! Reply
  5. Tayler Ross
    November 15, 2018 at 3:24 PM (3 weeks ago)
    This would be the perfect sweet potato dish for Thanksgiving!
    Reply
    • Marisa
      November 15, 2018 at 6:34 PM (3 weeks ago)
      Agreed! They are perfect even if you're just using leftover roasted sweet potatoes! Reply
  6. Molly
    November 15, 2018 at 3:28 PM (3 weeks ago)
    Oh my! I want this for Thanksgiving!
    Reply
    • Marisa
      November 15, 2018 at 6:34 PM (3 weeks ago)
      It's so easy to make! Do it! Reply

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