This is a healthier and not-so-sweet option for those who prefer sweet potato fries to sweet potato pies. I use organic ingredients, but it is not required!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 1/2 quarts
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with cold water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes; drain and transfer potatoes to a large mixing bowl.

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  • Beat potatoes with an electric mixer until smooth; add cream cheese and beat again until smooth. Season potatoes with sea salt.

Cook's Notes:

Serve immediately, or transfer to an oven-safe baking dish, cover, and keep warm in an oven at 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) until the rest of meal is ready!

Substitute cream cheese for the Neufchatel cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 30.7g 10% DV; fat 2.3g 4% DV; cholesterol 7.2mg 2% DV; sodium 194.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2014
I love finding new ways to prepare sweet potatoes that don't involve the usual sickly sweet versions that are covered in brown sugar or other sweetness. These are really creamy and very tasty. The only issue I had was that I had to add in some liquid, otherwise they were too thick and more of a gluey consistency because of the cheese. Apparently the AR Editors think this makes 12 servings. It does not. I'd say 6-8 servings tops, unless you're planning on only giving your guests a couple bites each. The recipe submitter does state 8 servings in her personal version of this recipe though, which is more realistic. I will definitely make this again. It's the type of side dish that will leave your guests wondering what that secret ingredient is in your potatoes! Thank you harmonyb for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2018
My kids and I tried it as is and found it really bland. We tried some with a touch of maple syrup and some with a bit of brown sugar. None of the three were good enough to make again. Not terrible just....not delicious. I really wanted to love this recipe I've been looking for a healthier sweet potato recipe. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2014
I love finding new ways to prepare sweet potatoes that don't involve the usual sickly sweet versions that are covered in brown sugar or other sweetness. These are really creamy and very tasty. The only issue I had was that I had to add in some liquid, otherwise they were too thick and more of a gluey consistency because of the cheese. Apparently the AR Editors think this makes 12 servings. It does not. I'd say 6-8 servings tops, unless you're planning on only giving your guests a couple bites each. The recipe submitter does state 8 servings in her personal version of this recipe though, which is more realistic. I will definitely make this again. It's the type of side dish that will leave your guests wondering what that secret ingredient is in your potatoes! Thank you harmonyb for sharing your recipe! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2015
4*s, but I made it into 5 by adding a 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2015
These mashed sweet potatoes are AWESOME!!! I love that these potatoes aren't overly sweet. They're super creamy and were easy to make. These potatoes were my favorite part of dinner tonight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2016
This was my first ever attempt at mashed sweet potatoes and we really loved the recipe! I added the 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice as suggested and feel it was a great add. And while I appreciate working to get away from the super sweet versions of sweet potatoes I felt it needed just a "little" more sweet so I added about a TBSP of brown sugar. Just enough to get that salty/sweet effect! May try stevia next time. Great side! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2015
The first couple of times I made this I followed the recipe exactly--came out creamy and delicious. I made them earlier this week and used plain greek yogurt and some honey--sooo yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2014
This is so good. It was creamy and not dry at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2017
Our family absolutely loved it. We did not cut nor peel our potatoes and followed the recipe. They came out great for us creamy and smooth. Thanks for the suggestion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2015
These are great! I also like to add pumpkin pie spice! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2016
Easy to make and has a great texture. I would have given it 5 stars but it was a bit bland until I added a little sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice as recommended by several other reviewers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2018
My kids and I tried it as is and found it really bland. We tried some with a touch of maple syrup and some with a bit of brown sugar. None of the three were good enough to make again. Not terrible just....not delicious. I really wanted to love this recipe I've been looking for a healthier sweet potato recipe. Read More