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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Prosciutto
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
A sweet and savory side, these Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Proscuitto are perfect for your holiday meal!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 278 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 3 oz. prosciutto slices
  • 3 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes (about 5 medium potatoes) peeled and cut into large cubes
  • 5 Tbsp. butter, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, warmed
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh parsley, finely chopped for sprinkling, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Lay slices of prosciutto flat on prepared sheet and bake until crisp, about 13-15 minutes. Transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain. When cool enough to handle, crumble. Set aside. 

  3. Add the cubed sweet potatoes to a large saucepan. Cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and return to pan.

  4. Add butter, heavy cream, maple syrup, salt and pepper to the warm sweet potato chunks and mash with a potato masher until you reach the desired consistency. Cook until warmed through. 

  5. Transfer the potatoes to a large serving bowl and top with the crumbled crispy prosciutto. sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Prosciutto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 487mg21%
Potassium 570mg16%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 22885IU458%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.