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Whipped Honey Sweet Potatoes with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

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.
Course Side Dish, Vegetable
Keyword blue cheese, gorgonzola, honey, nuts, sweet potato, walnut
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6


  • 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


  • 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.