Watch: Whipped Sweet Potatoes (video)

Tired of regular mashed potatoes as a Thanksgiving side dish? Try these delicious whipped sweet potatoes to liven up your meal this Thursday.

November 20, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

Watch as Chef Jeffrey K. Vaden makes whipped sweet potatoes–a healthy, delicious Thanksgiving side dish that your whole family will love.

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Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar *optional
  • 2 tbsp honey *optional
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¼–½ cup low-fat evaporated milk
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • salt and white pepper to taste


  1. Bake the sweet potatoes at 400F until done (about an hour). Baking allows the natural sugars to come out instead of boiling them away.
  2. Peel the potatoes and place the pulp into a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the brown sugar and/or honey, butter, milk, and juice of the orange.
  4. Add the spices and whip to desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

*Options are endless and include rosemary, maple syrup, chipotle paste, or even placing marshmallows on top and finishing under the broiler until they begin to melt. Enjoy!

Jeffrey Vaden
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About Jeffrey K. Vaden
Jeffrey K. Vaden is the owner of Soul Luxe Caterers in Westchester County, NY. He is a graduate of both Howard University and The Culinary Institute of America. Jeffrey started working with Healthfirst after a brief stint on The Food Network, and showcases his healthy cuisine via food demonstrations, videos, lectures, and his participation with the Healthfirst Healthy Living blog.


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