Sweet Potato and Onion Mash is one of my favorite parts of a big holiday meal. This recipe is Vegan, Gluten-free and Nut-free.
I love Thanksgiving dinner because of all the delicious side dishes you only seem to get when the turkey is served. At Casa Kwong Hing we take our sides very seriously!
If you are serious about side dishes like my family is, check out our gluten-free side dishes roundup.
So on our table, you will always find two kinds of mash: the traditional creamy mashed potato and mashed sweet potatoes with caramelized onions. Why so much mash?
Inventing the mashed sweet potatoes with caramelized onions
Like me, my dad has developed a lot of food allergies with age, one being potatoes. Mashed potatoes were always a highlight of the holidays, but all of a sudden we needed to find a delicious alternative.
That’s when this sweet potato and onion mash was invented. And let’s just say, we didn’t miss regular potatoes one bit that Thanksgiving.
Savory sweet potato and onion mash are sophisticated
Now we rarely serve traditional mash because we’ve all become sweet potato lovers. Sweet potatoes are such a versatile root vegetable. They can be used in so many unique ways. Here are some more ideas on how to use them so that you too will fall in love with the sweet potato.
This recipe is not only savory but brings a sophisticated edginess to the dinner table (um hmmm). It combines the sweetness of roasted sweet potato with the richness of caramelized onions.
Easy caramelized onion sweet potato recipe
If you are looking to bring something new to your Thanksgiving table, I highly suggest this top 9 free caramelized onion sweet potato recipe. And it’s super easy to make with only five ingredients!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my fellow Canadians and happy menu planning to my American friends out there!
Recipe comes from Brenda Kwong Hing (my mom)
Sweet Potato and Onion Mash is a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. Only five ingredients! Dairy free, nut free, soy free, top 9 free.
- 3 medium Sweet Potatoes – cut in half lengthwise (roughly 20cm by 7cm)
- 1/2 large White Onion – thinly sliced (approximately 2 cups)
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1.5 tsp Fresh Rosemary – finely chopped and divided into 1 tsp and 0.5 tsp
- 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wrap sweet potato pairs in tin foil and bake at 475° for 30-35 minutes, until soft.
- In a large pan or wok add onions and olive oil. Cook over medium-high heat. You want to continuously stir the onions, so they do not burn. When the onions are starting to soften, add 1 tsp of rosemary and balsamic vinegar. Turn the heat to medium and continue to stir the onions until they are caramelised, around 20 minutes. The onions will have halved in quantity and be slightly sticky. Take off heat and set aside.
- When the potatoes are done, remove flesh from skin and place in a large bowl. Mash the potatoes using a fork.
- Mix the caramelised onions and remaining rosemary into the sweet potatoes. If the mash feels dry, add a little more olive oil.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Category: Sides
- Method: Boil and Cook
- Cuisine: Side Dish
Keywords: sweet potatoes, sweet potato mash, vegan sweet potatoes, holiday sides
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Kortney is your typical atopic triad who manages asthma, eczema and multiple food allergies. Kortney is a co-creator of the online community Allergy Travels and co-host of The Itch Podcast. She wants to spread joy in a community that can easily see the hard side of life with atopic disease and believes that you can have a full life with food allergies, it may just be lived a little differently!