Mashed Orange Sweet Potatoes

If it seems like I’ve gone AWOL these past few days, it’s only because I just started a new job and I’ve been really busy. But there’s no way I would ignore you for any length of time, so here I am with yet another delicious recipe that’s totally vegan and totally right for this time of year– my Mashed Orange Sweet Potatoes.

The orange in the name refers not to the color but the fruit (although these are so prettily orange). The combination of orange and sweet potatoes is worth dying for, believe me, and it does away completely with any need for cream or creamers or any of those fattening things that usually go into making this recipe. I do add some vegan “butter” or margarine to give the potatoes a smoother texture.

Sweet potatoes are among the healthiest foods out there, and they are a great trade-off for potato lovers like myself because they pack much more nutrition and vitamins while delivering some of the same satisfaction one gets from eating those divine spuds.

I did say I was busy so much as I want to chat, I’m going to run now. I’ll be back soon with a very special recipe– adults-only cupcakes. And no, I’m not taking food porn to the next level so don’t get too happy.:)

Bye now!

Mashed Orange Sweet Potatoes


3 medium sweet potatoes, roasted for 30 minutes in a 400-degree oven or until a knife or fork pierced through the center goes cleanly and smoothly through.

1/4 cup orange juice

2 tbsp vegan “butter” or margarine

Salt and black pepper to taste

Peel the sweet potatoes and mash until they are quite smooth.

Add the orange juice and margarine and mix well together. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.

It’s as simple as that. Enjoy!

Can’t get enough of sweet potatoes? Check out my other recipes .

A quick note to the wonderful bloggers who participated in last month’s It’s A Vegan World: Chinese event. I’m late with the roundup, I know, but I will have it up this weekend. Thanks to all of you for your hard work and amazing recipes!

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12 thoughts on “Mashed Orange Sweet Potatoes

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    December 10, 2009 at 8:47pm

    Like the flavor of orange in sweetpotatoes,very vibrant.

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    Jaya Wagle

    December 10, 2009 at 10:03pm

    We eat sweet potatoes, mashed or parboiled and shallow fried but never had them with orange before.
    Vaishali, trust you to find interesting food combos. :)

    I have to tell you, I made Frankie the next day with fresh made white corn tortillas I got from Central Market. We had them with guacamole and some tomato onion salsa/ raita. It was yummy.

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    December 10, 2009 at 10:42pm

    love the flavours in this..n all the best in your new job!!

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    December 10, 2009 at 10:48pm

    Congratulations on your new job, I hope it is better in work and pay wise. Organge in the puree is genious idea.

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    December 11, 2009 at 1:20am

    Congrats on your new job. Orange juice with sweet potatoes sounds delicious.

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    December 11, 2009 at 3:17am

    Dear Vaishali, that’s a very interesting combo, have not tried something of this kind earlier.

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    December 11, 2009 at 2:47pm

    Congratulations. We really missed you.

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    December 14, 2009 at 3:52pm

    Congrats on the new job!The sweet potatoes and Orange combo is heavenly!

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    December 3, 2013 at 4:21am

    Could you use dairy free milk instead of the margarine? Thanks

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