Smooth and creamy mashed sweet potatoes, nutty brown butter and savory fresh sage come together in a beautiful and delicious side dish!
I had to squeeze in just one more side dish before Turkey Day. These Brown Butter Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes are an easy side dish to add to your holiday meal or any night! It is easy enough for family dinner (or just yourself) but beautiful and exotic enough for company.
The sweet potatoes are still the star of this colorful dish, but each bite leaves a warm, slightly nutty aromatic flavor in your mouth.
Pressing the potatoes through a ricer makes them impossibly creamy and free of lumps without cream or milk. The only richness comes from the sage enhanced brown butter.
Oh brown butter how I love thee.
No longer relegated only to cookies around AHC!
Sage is one of those tough hearty herbs, like rosemary, that only releases it’s true flavor and aroma when cooked. After the butter reached a perfect golden brown, I tossed in my chopped sage to fry it and infuse the butter. Then the sage brown butter is quickly beaten into the mashed sweet potatoes with a wooden spoon.
I used about ¾ of the brown butter in the potatoes and then drizzled a little on top for that extra flavor boost.
As I’ve mentioned in my other sweet potato posts, I boil my sweet potatoes to retain that stunning orange color. If you microwave or bake them, they can turn a brownish-orange and that isn’t really what we are going for here!
You will love this easy, flavorful and eye-catching side dish any night of the week. (And twice on Thanksgiving)
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This recipe is linked to: Inspiration Monday, Merry Monday, Munching Monday, Monday Funday, Two Cup Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Party Time, Moonlight & Mason Jars, Gluten Free Wednesday, What’s Cookin’ Wednesday, Gluten Free Friday, Foodie Friday, Food on Friday, Flashback Friday, Saturday Night Fever, Show Stopping Saturdays, Sweet and Savoury Sundays