Sweet Potato Mash With Caramelized Onions

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"A little something I whipped up as a side for dinner which we all enjoyed."

Original is 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (268.6 g)
  • Calories 453.4
  • Total Fat - 23.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 5.1 mg
  • Sodium - 639.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 55.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.5 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 5.6 g
  • Calcium - 34.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 31.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Peel onions, cut in half and finely slice so you have half moon shaped circles.

Step 2

Put into a medium frypan and drizzle with oil and massage the oil in to break up the half rings.

Step 3

Cover frypan and cook over a low to moderate heat giving a stir occasionally until a nice golden colour (about 30 to 40 minutes), the longer you take the sweeter the onion will be.

Step 4

Put sweet potatoes in a pot of cold water and season with a little salt and bring to the boil and cook till tender.

Step 5

When potatoes are cook, drain and give a good shake, put in butter and mash (I used a potato masher) till you get the consistency you like (I like a slightly lumpy texture).

Step 6

Add your caramelised onions and mix in well (I just used a fork) and season with salt and pepper to taste.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Wow! I can not say enough about this recipe. I have always microwaved these potatoes and served them with butter and a bit of salt. Never again! The onions took the potatoes to a new level. Thank you.


review by:
(17 Mar 2015)


Excellent! I loved these mashed sweet potaotes. The addition of caramelized onions is brilliant. I doubled the recipe but kept the amount of three onions the same. I used regular yellow onions. That ratio worked really well for us. Thank you!


review by:
(15 Mar 2015)


These were super yummy. I used the light sweet potatoes because that's what my grandson grabbed at the store. They were simple to make and loved the caramelized onions in these. Thanks for sharing, Pat. Made for Best of 2014 tag based on Sue Lau's recommendation.


review by:
(10 Feb 2015)


Deceptively simple recipe! The onion adds loads of flavor and light sweetness, making these a perfect side dish. Love this! Thanks for sharing.


review by:
(6 Dec 2014)

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