This simple roasted mashed sweet potato recipe takes inspiration from Batata Mashwiya, the roasted sweet potatoes of my childhood.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Prepare large pieces of aluminum foil in a baking pan. Place each sweet potato in its own foil. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and salt. Fold the aluminum foil tightly sealing the sweet potatoes into their own pouches. Roast in the 400 degrees F heated-oven for 1 hour or until very soft (if the flesh busts out of the potato skins, that is a good sign.) Remove from the oven and let cool briefly.
- When the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and discard some of the skin but not all. Transfer the sweet potatoes to a pot or bowl and mash with a potato masher or fork. Now add the butter, nutmeg, 1/2 the amount of thyme, and the molasses. Stir to combine.
- Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the remaining thyme, walnut halves and a drizzle of molasses. If you like, keep extra molasses and walnuts handy for individuals' use. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Sides
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keywords: Roasted Sweet Potato, Mashed Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato with Thyme and Molasses