What to Serve with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes make an excellent side dish for so many different things. If you’re wondering what to serve with mashed sweet potatoes, have no fear, the options are unlimited!

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If you’re a huge fan of sweet potatoes, you might already know the versatility of these root vegetables! You can make them in so many different ways and serve them with just about anything. Whether you make mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato wedges, sweet potato fries, sweet potato chips, roasted sweet potatoes, or sweet potato casserole, a side of sweet potatoes always hits the spot! 

My favorite method is mashed and it’s so easy to make the best mashed sweet potatoes with just a couple of simple ingredients like a little butter and maybe even a little brown sugar to make them even more decadent. No matter how you choose to make them, here are some ideas if you’re wondering what to serve with baked mashed potatoes. 

1. Maple Glazed Salmon

Succulent salmon fillets glazed with a sweet and savory maple glaze is the perfect balance with the creamy and naturally sweet mashed sweet potatoes.

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2. Baked Chicken Breasts

Serve tender and juicy chicken breasts coated in a delicious marinade for a combination of tangy and sweet flavors to complement the richness of mashed sweet potatoes. Add some brown sugar and butter to the mashed potatoes for an even more indulgent meal.

3. Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin

Thick and juicy grilled pork tenderloin wrapped in savory bacon, adding a smoky flavor that pairs really well with the velvety mashed sweet potatoes or even a mashed sweet potato casserole. 

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4. Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Colorful bell peppers stuffed with a zesty mixture of turkey a hearty and protein-packed option. The sweetness of mashed sweet potatoes makes it the perfect side dish to complement these stuffed peppers.

5. Rosemary Garlic Roast Beef

A succulent roast beef seasoned with fresh herbs like rosemary and garlic powder is rich and savory. The creamy sweetness of sweet potato mash makes a great pair for special occasions. 

6. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

A spicy Cajun-seasoned shrimp and sausage cooked in a skillet with bold really bold flavor pairs perfectly with the soft and an easy mashed sweet potatoes recipe. 

7. Roasted Turkey Breast

Roasted turkey breast served with a garlic mustard sauce is a blend of sweet and tangy flavors to enhance the taste of mashed sweet potatoes.

8. Vegetarian Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry

Curry is a really hearty and flavorful dish that pairs perfectly with mashed sweet potatoes and sort of cools down the spiciness of the curry. 

9. Citrus-Glazed Mahi-Mahi

For seafood lovers, Mahi-Mahi fillets glazed with a citrus-infused sauce is a refreshing and tangy flavor that contrasts the creamy mashed sweet potatoes.

10. Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken Breast

For a light and flavorful protein option, grilled chicken breast seasoned with a zesty lemon herb marinade is the perfect complement to the richness of mashed sweet potatoes or even a baked sweet potato.

11. Spinach Stuffed Chicken

The creaminess and sweetness of mashed sweet potatoes paired with chicken breasts stuffed with a savory mixture of cheese and spinach make the perfect pairing.

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12. Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders

Slow-cooked pulled pork in a tangy barbecue sauce, served as sliders for a satisfying and finger-licking main course will taste great with with mashed sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries. 

13. Coconut Curry Baked Cod

Cod fillets baked in a creamy coconut curry sauce have a tropical and mildly spicy flavor that will work well with the subtle sweetness of mashed sweet potatoes.

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14. Green Bean Casserole

This perfect accompaniment for an easy mashed sweet potato recipe is an easy green bean casserole recipe. These two sides make a great pairing to serve with a basic protein like baked chicken thighs or salmon. 

15. Honey Garlic Glazed Lamb Chops

Juicy lamb chops glazed with a sweet and garlicky sauce with mashed savory sweet potatoes is a mouth-watering meal! 

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