Nov 7, 2016

Whipped Honey Sweet Potatoes with Gorgonzola & Walnuts

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Thanksgiving dishes should take up only limited amounts of preparation time, and these sweet whipped potatoes are a case in point, as they are made easily with a food processor.

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Thanksgiving dishes should take up only limited amounts of preparation time so you can focus on the main event. These sweet whipped potatoes are a case in point, as they are made easily with a food processor. They can even be made in advance and reheated before serving. I may be hung out to dry for this admission but I was never a fan of the sweet potato casserole topped with mini marshmallows. In my opinion it’s a sugar overload – I prefer to find the perfect balance between sweet and salty flavors. This is my version made with some sweet and savory swaps.

Whipped Honey Sweet Potatoes with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

whipped honey sweet potatoes with gorgonzola and walnuts with spoon

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Sweet potato – Sweet potatoes are a nutritious root vegetable with bright orangey flesh. They have a naturally sweet flavor. As they are roast the sugars slightly caramelize. I whip the flesh of the sweet potatoes with honey and butter and serve with gorgonzola for a sweet and savory combination.
  • Gorgonzola – Gorgonzola is a type of veined blue cheese. If you aren’t a big fan of blue cheeses try this recipe with Gorgonzola dolce. It’s a young, milder and creamy variety of the cheese. The funky gorgonzola cheese contrasts with the caramelized sugars from the sweet potato.

How to Make Whipped Honey Sweet Potatoes with Gorgonzola

  1. Bake sweet potatoes. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until very tender, about 1 hour. Let cool then halve the sweet potatoes.
  2. Whip sweet potatoes. Scoop out the flesh and add to a food processor fitted with a blade attachment then discard the skins. 
  3. Add butter and honey. Add the butter and honey and process until the mixture is smooth. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  4. Assemble and serve. Serve hot in a serving bowl topped with Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts.
whipped honey sweet potatoes

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Whipped Honey Sweet Potatoes with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, about 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper, as needed
  • ½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • ½ cup roughly chopped walnuts

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until very tender, about 1 hour. Let cool then halve the sweet potatoes.
  • Scoop out the flesh and add to a food processor fitted with a blade attachment then discard the skins. 
  • Add the butter and honey and process until the mixture is smooth. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot in a serving bowl topped with Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts.

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  1. Wow! Really excellent combination of flavors. Where the traditional brown sugar and marshmallow dish would have been too sweet, this was a perfect side dish for the glazed Christmas ham. Thanks Kylie!