Creamy Chive & Onion Sweet Potato Mash

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 8


  1. 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into chunks
  2. 1/2 cup (125 mL) chive and onion light cream cheese spread
  3. 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  4. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  5. 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped chives, cilantro or parsley, plus more for garnish
  6. 1/3 cup (75 mL) toasted pecan pieces, for garnish


  1. Place sweet potatoes in large saucepan with enough water just to cover. Bring to a rapid simmer; cook sweet potatoes 15 to 20 min., or until tender. Drain, keeping sweet potatoes in saucepan.
  2. While sweet potatoes are hot, add cream cheese spread, butter, cumin, salt and pepper. Mash until smooth. Stir in chives, cilantro or parsley. Transfer to serving dish. Garnish with pecans and additional chopped herbs. Serve hot.