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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Prosciutto

A sweet and savory side, these Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Proscuitto are perfect for your holiday meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 278kcal
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


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Transfer the potatoes to a large serving bowl and top with the crumbled crispy prosciutto. sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, if desired.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 22885IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg