Do you love mashed sweet potato but want something a little bit lighter and less sweet? Well you need to give this recipe a try. It can be used for both sweet and savory options, perfect to suit everyone’s taste in your family. 

A bowl of sweet potato cauliflower mash topped with maple syrup, cinnamon and pecans.

Looking for healthy and hearty Thanksgiving side dish ideas? I got you covered!

This mashed sweet potato and cauliflower make a bowl of perfect comfort food for your holiday dinner. It is also simple and easy to whip up. 

Sweet potatoes are a great alternative to potatoes and they can fix your cravings for delicious dishes and snacks.

Simple Steps to Make Sweet Potato Cauliflower Mash

step by step instruction on how to make sweet potato cauliflower mash.

Cauliflower can be used to make yummy healthy dishes. If you do not find cauliflower that much appetizing, then try dishes like cauliflower crust pizza, cauliflower pizza, buffalo cauliflower wings – they might change your mind.

Looking for something different and filling? Try this easy to make Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi.

And now I have combined both sweet potato and cauliflower in one dish. It is the perfect nutritious and delicious dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sweet and Savory Two Ways

Two bowls of Sweet Potato Cauliflower Mash. One is maple pecan cinnamon sweet flavor, the other one is olive oil chive savory flavor. There are two spoons and an orange towel in the background as well.

What I find great about sweet potatoes is that there is a variety of savory and sweet dishes you can make with them. Whether you like sticking to savory foods or are a dessert lover, you will love sweet potatoes.

This is why I have included two options of toppings in this recipe.

  1. A savory sweet potato cauliflower mash garnished with chives and olive oil.
  2. A sweeter version top with pecans, maple syrup, and cinnamon.

Last but not least, I can’t wait for you to try it! You can use “tried it” on Pinterest or share it on Instagram by tagging #shuangyseats. 

Two bowls of Sweet Potato Cauliflower Mash. One is maple pecan cinnamon sweet flavor, the other one is olive oil chive savory flavor. There are two spoons and an orange towel in the background as well. Pinterest Image.

Two bowls of Sweet Potato Cauliflower Mash. One is maple pecan cinnamon sweet flavor, the other one is olive oil chive savory flavor. There are two spoons and an orange towel in the background as well.

Get the recipe:Mashed Sweet Potato with Cauliflower {Dairy Free}

If you love mashed sweet potatoes, you need to try this lighter version with roasted cauliflower mixed in. It is the perfect side dish!
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or filtered water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee or butter, optional

Sweet Maple Pecan

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Savory

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives, Garnish

Instructions 

  • Wash the cauliflower, remove the core and chop it into small florets. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop them into cubes.
  • In a large pot, add sweet potatoes, cauliflower, garlic, coconut milk, vegetable broth, butter, salt, and pepper and bring it to a boil. Put the lid on and let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft enough to poke through.
  • Use an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a high-speed blender and mix until smooth.

Notes

To make a sweet mash

  1. Toast pecans in a pan on low heat in 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil and dashes of cinnamon until lightly browned and crispy.
  2. Drizzle maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg on top of the sweet potato cauliflower mash and top with the toasted pecans. Enjoy!

To make a savory mash

  1. Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle black pepper, and chives on top of the mash. Enjoy!
Serving: 1g, Calories: 181kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 370mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.