Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Harissa and Pistachios

4 Servings

25 minutes

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In this recipe, sweet potatoes are enriched with browned butter, then are roughly mashed. We add spice with harissa, but balance it with cooling yogurt. A sprinkle of chopped pistachios adds contrasting color and texture. Serve as a side to roasted or grilled chicken, pork or lamb.



25 minutes


  • 4

    tablespoons (½ stick) salted butter

  • 2

    pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2- to 3-inch chunks

Dennis R.

The mashed sweet potatoes with lemon juice were delicious! What a wonderful twist on a familiar taste. Adding harissa, yogurt, and pistachios changed the final product, but did not, in our opinion, improve it. Next time I will stop after I add the lemon juice, mash them, and season with salt & pepper.