Low-Fat Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Armstrong Studios/Photolibrary/Getty Images
Ratings (17)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
49 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

No traditional Thanksgiving table would be complete without sweet potatoes. Enjoy these low-fat sweet potatoes mashed with orange juice, a hint of brown sugar, and mildly spiced with cinnamon and ginger for a decadent yet healthy Thanksgiving side dish.


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Steps to Make It

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and cook for 20 to 25 minutes until tender. 

Drain sweet potatoes; add orange juice, orange zest, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. Mash until smooth.