Mashed Sweet Potatoes with White Cheddar


This delicious side dish recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving or any special occasion. It features a luscious mix of sweet potatoes, white cheddar cheese, red apples, whipping cream, and fresh thyme.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins


  • 3 pound sweet potatoes (about 7 medium)

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or salt

  • 3 ounce aged white cheddar cheese, shredded

  • ¼ cup bourbon or orange juice

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 1 large red onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 2 medium red apples, cored and cut into wedges

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Scrub potatoes and prick with fork; place on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 40 minutes or until tender. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

  2. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, scrape pulp from skin. Transfer to bowl. Mash with 2 tablespoons of the butter and 3/4 teaspoon of the salt. Stir in cheese, bourbon, cream, and 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar. Transfer to buttered 1-1/2-quart casserole. Cover; bake 30 minutes or until heated through.

  3. Meanwhile, in microwave-safe 2-quart casserole combine remaining butter, brown sugar, and salt. Add onion. Microcook on 100% power (high), for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is crisp-tender. Add apples. Cover and microcook 2 minutes more or until apple is tender. Stir in thyme and pepper. Serve with sweet potatoes. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
12g Fat
38g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 498mg 11%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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