Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Orange and Spice

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Sweet potatoes are a traditional holiday side dish, but are great at any time of year. This big-batch, orangey sweet potato mash is perfect to make if the main course is in the oven so you need to make your side dish on the stove-top.

Tags: Intermediate, 20 Mins, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Holiday Insider’s Report 2011, Holiday Insider's Report 2012
Serves: 10
Skill level: Intermediate
Prep time: 15  minutes
Cooking time: 30  minutes
Total: 45  minutes

Additional Information


6 medium sweet potatoes (about 2.4 kg), peeled and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
1 cup (250 mL) 35% whipping cream
1/3 cup (75 mL) PC 100% Florida Orange Juice with Pulp
2 tsp (10 mL) butter
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped fresh chives
1/2 tsp (2 mL) sea salt
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp (25 mL) grated orange rind


  1. Place sweet potatoes in large saucepan. Add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cook, uncovered, until very tender, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine cream, orange rind and juice, butter and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cook until reduced by one-third, about 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks.
  3. Drain sweet potatoes well. Return to saucepan. Add cream mixture, chives, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. Garnish with additional chives, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Per serving
250 calories
fat 12 g
sodium 210 mg
carbohydrate 32 g
fibre 5 g
protein 4 g
Source of Fibre

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