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Smoky Mashed Sweet Potato with Pecans

  • Author: Jessi's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stovetop


  • 2.5lbs Sweet Potato, halved
  • 3 Tbsp ghee or grass-fed butter
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  1. Heat a large pot to medium high heat and boil the potatoes until soft. Approximately 35 minutes.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium heat and toast the pecans for 4-5 minutes. Watch carefully so they do not burn.
  3. Drain the potatoes and let cool slightly and peel the skin off the potatoes.
  4. Place the potatoes in a bowl with the ghee and rest of the seasonings and mash with a hand mixer or a large fork.
  5. Top with the roasted pecans and serve immediately.

Keywords: mashed sweet potatoes, smoky mashed sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes with pecans, smashed sweet potatoes with paprika