Spicy Sweet Potato Mash

I adore mash but I’ve recently heard a lot of people say that they find it boring and pointless. I wanted to make a sweet potato mash recipe with a little bit of a bite and test out whether one of the people who said such a terrible thing still find it quite so tasteless. And the lovely and happy moral of the story was: sssshh your face; mash can be as flavourful as you like!


Ingredients | For one couch sweet potato

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium red onion
  • A little bit of red chilli
  • 30ml of almond milk
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Pepper


  1.  Boil the kettle full of water to fill a medium pan. Peel the potatoes. Peel the red onion and cut into circles.
  2. Pop the potato, onions and a pinch of salt into the pan and fill with water. Boil on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes (until super soft!).
  3. Cut off as much chilli as you like- I only use two little chops and I take out the seeds. Place in a mixing bowl.
  4. Once the potato and onions are boiled, drain and pour into the mixing bowl. Cut the onions into smaller pieces. Add a bit more salt and a few sprinkles of pepper.
  5. Mash it all together with a fork and add a tiny bit of almond milk and mix again. Add the rest of the milk – or as you see fit – and mix until it’s fluffy and yummy-looking. (In the picture above I used a tad too much milk so be careful!)

I love this as a side, as part of a Buddha bowl or as a snack! I’m excited to try out other ways to make interesting mash- adding a bit of coconut oil gives it a really yummy tropical taste which is particularly nice during the summer. It’s all dairy free and so awesomely healthy that it’s hard not to make for every single meal.

I think it’s time to stop getting quite so excited about potato.

~ Kat ~


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