Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple

So sweet

We love mashed sweet potatoes. Typically, we just use a bit of butter, spice and molasses or sorghum. But we had a bit of pineapple leftover after making sauce for the cod and took a different approach this time. The results were delicious and quite bright.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup pureed pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • salt to taste

Prick sweet potatoes with fork and bake at 375 until tender, about an hour. Let cool slightly. Skin and place flesh in a large bowl. Mash with butter. Stir in pineapple and spices. Place in a baking dish and cook until hot, about 10 minutes.

NOTE: This will be our last pineapple recipe for a little while honest! But while we’re at it, here are some more great ones. Check out this fresh pineapple upside down cake from Swellkid and this pork tenderloin with grilled pineapple salsa from Sweet Caroline’s Cooking. Hey and come to think of it we made a nice grilled pineapple salsa last year.

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37 Responses to Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple

  1. rutheh says:

    Mmmmm. Bright is right. Know they were delicious.

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    That looks incredible, Greg! I hope you’ve still got a few more pineapples. I cannot wait to see what you’ll do with them.

  3. Yvette says:

    I too love sweet potato, bit I’ve never added extra sweetness, I’ll have to remember this one when pork tenderloins are next on the menu!

  4. Charles says:

    I’m on a real pineapple kick at the moment – I think it’s because of the one I had the other day… so wonderfully sweet – probably the best I ever had πŸ™‚ This sounds like a nice light, but filling dessert or snack – hm, actually I’d want to spoon it over my breakfast cereal too πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve never made friends with the sweet potato, but you’ve certainly made it look beautiftul.

  6. I meant to say beautiful!

  7. rsmacaalay says:

    Looks so good! I never tried mixing pineapples and sweet potatoes yet but looks it would work really great!

  8. Tandy says:

    ha ha, you really did buy a lot of pineapples!

  9. Love the spices you added.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  10. The combination of sweet potatoes and pineapple sounds wonderful. Thank you!

  11. imakeeper says:

    Ohhh I bet this is mighty tasty πŸ™‚

  12. This I would love with pecans.

  13. egg me on says:

    Ooo … sweet potatoes with pineapple! What a *bright* idea, indeed. I swear, wish I could just reach into that photo and sneak those pecans. Mmm.

  14. billpeeler says:

    Pineapple is always such a great complement to sweet potatoes. YUM. I love sweet taters any which way I can get them. Love the pecans as well —–

  15. Eva Taylor says:

    Sweet potatoes and pineapple sound great; and a natural sugar on top of that! Nice bright colours in this photo! Happy Monday to you.

  16. I was given 2 huge really ripe pineapples today and I was going to roast them for sorbet but I’m thinking this is a much better idea! I love it!

  17. nrhatch says:

    Yes. Please. πŸ˜€

  18. Brilliant idea combining sweet potatoes with pineapple.

  19. BrainRants says:

    Yes! I loves me mashed sweet ‘taters, but this would be epic.

  20. Courtney says:

    I’m actually loving all the pineapple recipes!

  21. There’s pineapple everwhere it seems:) These are very bright and so pretty, I think!!

  22. I’ve never tried pineapple with my sweet potatoes but it sounds like such a tangy addition. Great idea!

  23. Reminds me of a mango chutney. This has a good healty factor.

  24. Karen says:

    The pureed pineapple and brown sugar must have made a nicely sweet and light potato dish.

  25. oh i bet the sweetness of the pineapple is just perfect with the potatoes! I have never thought to do that! That is what I love about food blogs! Yeah another great recipe for me to try

  26. Beautiful color. Beautiful photograph.

  27. spicegirlfla says:

    Yumm… I love pineapple and adding this to the sweet potatoes really brightens up the dish, healthy too. In fact, I do believe I could make this in my mini kitchen!!

  28. If I could “Like” this more than once, I would! Looks delicious. : )

  29. Purely.. Kay says:

    I adore sweet potatoes but would have never paired it with pineapples. Since I love both.. I see no reason why I shouldn’t try this out πŸ™‚

  30. I like the pecan garnish! I’m making pecan sticky rolls next weekend.

  31. nancyc says:

    Those potatoes sound really yummy! I like the sweet potato-pineapple combination!

  32. Kristy says:

    I never would have thought to add pineapples to mashed sweet potatoes. I’m not sure that I would like it or not. Might be worth a try though and maybe it will get Miss A to eat sweet potatoes with me.

  33. Beautiful! One of my fav sweet potato recipes is with pineapple and pecans all mashed together and baked! YUM!

  34. I would have never thought, but it seems like a great idea! Delicious.

  35. Jessica says:

    These seem like they could be the bridge into getting me to like sweet sweet potatoes. I always have to go the savory route!

  36. Sweet potatoes are wonderful.

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