Mashed Sweets and Beets (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Makes 2-3 servings
Looking for a new way to enjoy mashed potatoes? This colorful and autumn inspired dish is full of roasted sweet potatoes and red beets. It is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. Add some color to your dinner table by making this mashed sweets and beets recipe.



1 ½ lbs. sweet potatoes, washed and scrubbed
2 small red beets, washed and scrubbed
1/3 cup unsweetened soymilk
2 tbsp. maple syrup
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
2 tbsp. slivered almonds



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use a fork and pierce sweet potatoes several times. Wrap potatoes and beets separately in tinfoil and roast for 45 minutes to an hour until soft and tender.
  3. Add soymilk to a medium pot and warm over low heat. Whisk in cinnamon and nutmeg. Add roasted sweet potatoes, beets, and maple syrup and mash until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with slivered almonds. Enjoy!



By Tiffany Wu / Guest Blogger

Tiffany is a student at JMU, majoring in dietetics. Her family owned a Chinese restaurant when she was growing up, so her passion for food and cooking began at an early age. She especially likes creating delicious and healthy plant-based recipes.