Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Plantains

This is a recipe you could use as a side or as a base for pork, chicken, or fish.  The almond milk keeps it from being too heavy.  You could use regular milk, but in addition to creating a lightness, the almond milk cuts the calories and boosts the nutrition.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Plantains

Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Plantains

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 8


  • 4 cups (1 box) unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 green plantains, peeled and cubed
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • Salt
  • 3-4 TBSP butter
  • 1 (7 oz) can chopped green chilies
  • Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes


  1. In, a saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer. Cook until potatoes and plantains are very soft, and the milk is reduced.
  2. Mash everything together. Add rest of the ingredients, and combine well. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  3. Other additions: cooked crumbled bacon or pancetta
  4. Different types of milk you might want to try: coconut, rice, dairy (milk, cream, half and half)