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Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Thyme

These rich and creamy mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for just about any holiday meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6 - 8


  • 4 large sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 T. unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 –3 T. half and half
  • 2 T. fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground allspice
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Whipped cream cheese**
  • Walnuts halves toasted


  • Time-Saving Tip: The smaller the sweet potatoes are cut before boiling, the faster they will cook.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, drain thoroughly and return to the pot.
  • Add butter, cream cheese, and half & half to the sweet potatoes and mash with an immersion blender or a hand-held mixer. For a thinner consistency, add more half & half, if desired.
  • Once the potatoes are creamy, stir in thyme leaves, cinnamon, and allspice until well blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately topped with a spoonful of whipped cream cheese and/or toasted walnuts, if desired. Enjoy!