Sweet Potato and Coriander Mash

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This makes a lovely change from everyday mash and can be served in exactly the same way. I like to throw the coriander into the pan of boiling sweet potatoes for just a few seconds before I drain them. It somehow softens the flavour a little while fixing the colour at a lovely bright green.


  1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil.
  2. Peel and cube the potatoes and add to the pan with the garlic.
  3. Return to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until tender.
  4. Add the coriander and cook for 10 seconds; drain well, then return to the pan.
  5. Set the pan over a gentle flame and stir with a wooden spoon for 1-2 minutes to evaporate any excess water, but be careful not to let the potatoes catch and burn on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Turn off the heat and mash well.
  7. Add the creme fraiche and some salt and pepper and mash together until smooth and creamy.
  8. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

Good blend of flavors! I used nonfat sour cream and the cilantro raw - and they went well with it. I sprinkled a little chipotle chile powder into it too to give it a tiny kick, it was also quite yummy like that as well.

Maito September 20, 2013

Fantastic!! I served this mash with our Easter dinner and it was a hit. We are big fans of a more savory, "non-sweet" sweet potato dish and this one was on the money. I admit to adding about 4 additional cloves of garlic and some chili powder for a little spice. Garnished with additional cilantro and some paprika and this was beautiful and wonderfully delicious. Loved the flavor combination and no ingredient over powered the next, it was just lovely. Thank you for a wonderful recipe we will add into our regular menu rotation!

shimmerchk March 29, 2005