Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes
Aren’t these mashed potatoes fun?!?!
They aren’t dyed.
I didn’t do anything strange to them.
All I did was peel, slice, boil and mash.
The only ingredients other than the potatoes are butter, milk and salt – perfectly normal.
The difference is the potatoes.
I’ve seen them labeled many different ways in the grocery store – most recently as either Okinawa Sweet Potatoes or Purple Yams.
Okinawa Sweet Potato
They look similar to other sweet potatoes on the outside.
They are a a light tan color and oblong in shape.
This one was really big – about 1.5 pounds.
I thought it would be fun to have one potato that would feed the whole family, but they also come in much smaller sizes.
This one was very purple inside.
Others can be more tan with purple running through it.
When you boil them, you’ll notice a lot of the purple color in the water.
There will still be plenty of purple when they are mashed.
The potatoes are more dense than a regular russet, red or white potato, so you’ll want to add a little more milk and butter to get a good consistency when you mash them.
Purple potatoes make mealtime fun and they taste delicious!
More from Mama Likes To Cook
Check out the rest of my vegetarian recipes, so you can get more great ideas for baking, cooking, blending and juicing.
Sweet Potato Recipes
- Avocado Sweet Potato Toast with Fried Egg
- Vegan Black Bean Stew
- Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Spinach Side Dish
- Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
- Ghee Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Vegetarian Sweet Potato Corn Chowder
- Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes with Brown Rice
- Spinach and Sweet Potato Frittata
- Easy Sweet Potato Salad
- Sweet Potato and Eggs Skillet Meal
- Vegan Sweet Potato Black Bean Burrito
- Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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