Cream Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes {Freezer Meal}


These may be healthier than mashed potatoes, but these Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes will have your family coming back for more! #realfood #freezermeal #delicious

It’s no secret that I like to sneak more nutrition into kid-friendly meals wherever I can. My kids aren’t the worst vegetable eaters in the world, but they certainly aren’t the best. And, hey, my husband and I could stand to eat more too. So, why not transform the ole carb-loaded, fat-loaded mashed potatoes into something DELICIOUS that also happens to be good for you? Right. That’s what I said.

Make Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with some Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin or Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders and you’re golden. And, don’t bat an eye about freezing the leftovers. They will thaw and reheat heat well for another day.

These may be healthier than mashed potatoes, but these Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes will have your family coming back for more! #realfood #freezermeal #delicious

Ooo, I wonder if I can make a shepherd’s pie with these guys on top? That’s my next challenge.

Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
 
With fewer carbs and more nutrients than regular mashed potatoes, these healthy yet decadent-tasting Cheesy Mashed Potatoes are sure to be a family favorite!
Serves: Makes: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups diced sweet potato (about 2 medium ones)
  • 3 cups diced potatoes (about 2 medium ones)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain cream cheese
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed in hand
Instructions
  1. 1) Place diced potatoes in large pot of cold water and turn on high heat. Bring to a boil, turn down heat and simmer for about 5-10 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender. Drain in a colander over the sink and return to pot.
  2. 2) Add butter/oil, cream cheese, chicken broth, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley. Gently stir until cream cheese is melted and incorporated.
  3. 3) Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed.
Freezer Meal Instructions:
To freeze:
  1. After cooking and cooling, freeze in an air tight container.
To prepare:
  1. Thaw in the refrigerator or defrost in the microwave. Warm in the microwave or slow cooker on low after thawing. You may have to add a bit more liquid (milk or chicken broth) after reheating, if too dry.

These may be healthier than mashed potatoes, but these Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes will have your family coming back for more! #realfood #freezermeal #delicious




Comments

  1. Candice says

    Wondering if this has ever been tried with a milk alternative like a full fat coconut milk? We try not to consume a lot of dairy and the cream cheese/milk/cheese is a bit much. Also any substitute for the cream cheese? Maybe something with greek yogurt?

    Thank you!! This sounds delicious can’t wait to try it out for my little 18 mo old (and her parents 😉 )

    • Rachel says

      Hi Candice, I haven’t tried this with a milk alternative. I’m thinking coconut milk might be interesting, but I wonder if it will end up being an odd combo. I would recommend using chicken stock as the liquid to add flavor and moisture. And a little plain greek yogurt would be like adding sour cream, so I think that’s an awesome idea.

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