|November 27, 2023

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

By Bulletproof Staff
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes recipe & content provided by Rosie Tran, Kale In The Clouds

Mashed sweet potatoes don’t need many ingredients to taste delicious — but when you amp them up with collagen protein, coconut milk, and ghee, they become a naturally sweet and creamy crowd-pleaser.

Related: Protein-Packed Sweet Potato Smoothie

Healthy fats from coconut milk and ghee create an amazing mouthfeel and smooth texture in these mashed sweet potatoes. Make them for holiday meals or as an everyday side dish, or even as a post-workout meal. No matter how you prep them, these mashed sweet potatoes work to support digestive health and smoother skin thanks to the amazing benefits of collagen protein.

I love adding collagen to recipes because I can easily get more protein in my favorite dishes without changing the flavor. It makes a great addition to soups and sauces, especially since it dissolves easily and is more heat-stable than whey protein. Adding collagen to mashed sweet potatoes creates a subtle creaminess that may have people wondering what your secret ingredient is.

Add more flavor to your mashed sweet potatoes with fresh herbs like sage or rosemary, or anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric. Enjoy them with a heaping serving of green veggies and main dishes like slow cooker short ribs, coffee marinated steak, or oven baked trout.

These protein-packed mashed sweet potatoes are naturally creamy and make the perfect paleo-friendly side dish. (Paleo, Whole30.)

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Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Start to Finish: 20 minutes


  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 cups’ worth)
  • 2 scoops collagen protein
  • 1/4 cup full-fat canned coconut milk (BPA-free)
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed ghee
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper


  1. In a large pot with a steamer basket and 1 inch of boiling water, steam sweet potatoes for 7 minutes or until cubes are tender and easy to pierce with a knife.
  2. Transfer potato cubes to a medium mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
  4. Serve warm.

Makes: Serves 2

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 275
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 24g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Potassium: 448mg
  • Iron: 4%
  • Calcium: 4%
  • Vitamin A: 377%
  • Vitamin C: 5%

Note on ingredients: Black pepper is a suspect spice on the Bulletproof Diet, and highly susceptible to performance-robbing mold toxins. To reduce your risk, omit pepper or grind it fresh using high-quality whole peppercorns.

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