Healthy Honey Mashed Potatoes

/, Dinner, Food, Side Dishes/Healthy Honey Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Honey Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes will be the star of your dinner!

Healthy Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes- secret creamy ingredient!/ Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

When the Hubs and I were in Hawaii we ate at Roy’s on The Big Island.  It was such a good meal.  One of the dishes we ordered was tuna and it came with some mashed purple sweet potatoes.  As much as I love fresh tuna, those potatoes were my favorite thing on the plate!

Very dark restaurant picture of the meal…

Dinner at Roy's on the Big Island- purple sweet potatoes

So being the good food blogger that I am, I grilled the waitress to find out what was in them!  Turned out it was simply honey, butter, cream and the potatoes.  Absolutely divine.

Since I already have my Mom’s kind of unhealthy sweet potatoes on Running in a Skirt (totally worth the splurge though!), I decided this would be my opportunity to bring another healthier mashed sweet potato recipe to my site.

So, this is my version of Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes!

Healthy Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes- secret creamy ingredient!/ Running in a Skirt

I sweetened mine with a little bit of honey and added some creaminess by using plain Greek yogurt.  No butter or cream here!

Healthy Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes- secret creamy ingredient!/ Running in a Skirt

Feel free to sub purple sweet potatoes if you can find them.  Unfortunately I didn’t have any luck!  But, I will be adding them to my garden next spring.

Healthy Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes- secret creamy ingredient!/ Running in a Skirt

I never thought Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes would remind me of Hawaii, but they totally do!  This dish will be one I make and think of long warm days in the sun, all winter long.


Healthy Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes- secret creamy ingredient!/ Running in a Skirt

Healthy Honey Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes will be the star of your dinner!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine American


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Boil the sweet potatoes in salted water for 10-15 minutes until fork tender.
  • In a mixer or with a potato masher, mash potaotes.
  • Add the honey, Greek yogurt and salt. Blend well.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m featuring my new navy vest for a fresh Fashion Friday post!

Your turn?

Have you ever had purple sweet potatoes?

What’s your favorite vacation food?

By | 2018-06-28T14:15:01-04:00 January 14th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Side Dishes|50 Comments


  1. […] Healthy Honey Mashed Potatoes […]

  2. […] Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Running in a Skirt February 20, 2018 at 8:11 pm – Reply […]

  3. […] Healthy Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoesย * […]

  4. Farrah November 1, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I lovelovelove how easy this recipe is + yay for only 4 ingredients! I just need sweet potatoes and I’ll be able to make this! <3 Can't wait!

  5. Miz Helen January 25, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Miz Helen January 18, 2016 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Your Honey Mashed Potatoes look so light and fluffy, with great flavor. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. dixya | food, pleasure, and health January 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    what a lovely side dish!!!

  8. Sarah January 18, 2016 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Love me some sweet potatoes!!! Never thought to add honey to mashed sweet potatoes but that sounds like a delicious healthy alternative to the ones with all the marshmallows during the holidays! Thanks for linking up, happy Meatless Monday!

    • JulieWunder January 22, 2016 at 11:49 am - Reply

      Totally! It’s a nice flavor addition! Thanks for hosting!

  9. [email protected] January 18, 2016 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Oooh this looks so delicious. I never thought to put honey in sweet potato mash! I bet they would make great repurposed potato pancakes too — if there will be any leftovers!

    • JulieWunder January 18, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

      Yes! That would be sooo good! Great idea, Erin!

  10. Faith VanderMolen January 18, 2016 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Sweet Potatoes + honey = I’M SOLD!! This dish is right up my alley. So creamy and sweet!

  11. Farrah January 16, 2016 at 2:12 am - Reply

    I never would’ve thought to make mashed sweet potatoes with honey + greek yogurt, but this sounds delicious! <3 Can't wait to try it out!!

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2016 at 9:46 am - Reply

      I would not have had the honey without trying it at Roy’s! Turned out yummy!

  12. Lisa | Chocolate Meets Strawberry January 16, 2016 at 1:54 am - Reply

    This mash looks absolutely delicious! We’ve been making a lot of sweet potato mash lately to go with dinner, and I’ve simply been using a little bit of milk or butter and a dash of salt when I make it. This looks amazing, and so much more flavoursome! Love the idea of adding Greek yoghurt for some tasty but low-fat creaminess, and the honey is just such a great idea. I’m going to make this to go with our grilled salmon for dinner tonight! Thanks so much for the recipe ๐Ÿ˜€

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

      I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for commenting today!

  13. Judy January 15, 2016 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    In the deep south sweet potatoes are a regular side and sometimes the main dish. I don’t know why people save them for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Totally! I’ve always had sweet potatoes year-round!

  14. Lauren January 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Oh these look yummy and EASY! Cannot wait to try!

  15. Sarah @ Sweet Miles January 15, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Ummmm don’t these look DELICIOUS!!!!!! Come cook for me…please?? :0

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2016 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Ok! Can I play with your sweet baby after? ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Stacey January 15, 2016 at 9:21 am - Reply

    These potatoes look amazing. Thanks for sharing. I will have ro try this. Have a wonderful day.

  17. Jess @hellotofit January 15, 2016 at 9:08 am - Reply

    This seems like a healthier version of those baked sweet potatoes that have brown sugar and butter ๐Ÿ˜‰ the honey can be distributed more evenly and less sweet overall ๐Ÿ™‚ YUM!

  18. runawaybridalplanner January 14, 2016 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This looks amazing!
    I am a huge potato lover (too much at times, LOL)
    I’m totally pinning this to make, I already know I’m going to love it! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Thank you! I’m so glad you are going to try it and pin it ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. My sister and I ate at Roy’s in Naples Florida. The food was amazing!

    Sweet potatoes are a big staple at our house. My husband makes mashed sweets…I like your take on them! Yum!

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2016 at 9:29 am - Reply

      Thanks Wendy! I’m a sucker for a Roy’s wherever I see one!

  20. GiGi Eats January 14, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    NOM! Sweet Potatoes & Butternut Squash… My orangey-FAVES!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Thanks Gigi! Me too. Hope you are having a good start to your weekend!

  21. Nicole @ Fitful Focus January 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I love me some mashed sweet potatoes! These look so good!

  22. Heather @Fit 'N' Cookies January 14, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Mmm, I’m all about sweet potatoes lately! Having a food to remind you of Hawaii isn’t a bad thing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy January 14, 2016 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Honey in sweet potatoes? I am so on board with that. This is proper comfort food.

  24. Ruthie January 14, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

    YUM! Sweet potatoes are my favorite food and I have eaten them just about every way – but never this way! Sounds yummy!!!

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ruthie!! So nice to “see” you today!

  25. Never thought about adding honey great idea!

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

      It tastes soooo good! And if you use local honey you are even doing better!

  26. Susie @ SuzLyfe January 14, 2016 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I”m not a huge honey person (because I used to take medicines in it to mask the taste), but I can totally see it working here. YUM

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

      It’s a nice compliment! I totally get that though!

  27. Blane Sherer January 14, 2016 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Awesome .I’m glad that turned out so well for you.
    Now when you prepare it yourself you will think back
    to when you were in Hawaii ( smile )

Leave A Comment

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copycat Panera Strawberry Caprese Salad recipe-

5 Secrets to Break Out of Your Dinner Rut

Beย inspired by my FREE e-mail series!

Thank you! Watch your inbox for the first part of the series.