Mashed White Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes and Social Change
Mashed white sweet potatoes with cheese. Photo By Samantha McClellan

So, I have another easy paleo side dish for you all today. It is possibly one of my favorite paleo-friendly finds of all time… the white sweet potato! It is certainly a lesson in conundrums. I have no idea where it comes from, why its white, and what classifies it as a sweet potato.

It is definitely still a member of the sweet potato family, in that it is still sweet and does have a similar consistency to a traditional sweet potato. Its not quite as sweet though which make sit popular in my book. My unscientific opinion would be that it might be more closely related to the turnip family than the potato family, but again that is purely speculation.

Regardless, I highly recommend you search these wonderful roots out, cook them up, mash them, add some cheese, butter, or whatever you would add to your traditional potatoes and enjoy!


4 white sweet potatoes

4 TBS of grass fed butter


a dash of milk or creamy salad dressing (optional)



Peel all 4 potatoes, cut into chunks and boil in water until very soft. Drain. If you have a potato masher, go ahead and use it. I do not have one so I use my stand mixer on a medium speed. Add butter, cheese and any other ingredients you prefer. Salt lightly and serve. Enjoy 🙂


Jesse St. Jean

Jesse St. Jean

I am many things: a wife, a daughter, a sister, a nutritional therapist, a dog-mom… and I’m an autoimmune warrior.

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  • We talked about the mashed white sweet potatoes at dinner last night (Mom had made delicious mashed orange sweet potatoes). We decided that the next time you come to Blacksburg, you need to bring us about 6 lbs of white sweet potatoes – some to eat and some to plant! Dad’s going to plant them in the garden this year.

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