Sweet potato and miso mash

Sweet potato and miso mash

  • serves 4 as a side dish
  • Easy

Sweet potato just got sweeter with this clever addition of miso seasoning and pumpkin seeds. It's easy to make, vegetarian and the perfect side dish to complete your meal


Try this sweet potato and miso mash, then check out more sweet potato recipes. We’ve also got more ideas for pumpkin seeds, including butternut squash soup with roasted pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed butter.

This moreish mash is also a must for a healthy gut. Sweet potatoes contain both soluble and insoluble fibre which support digestive health. They are also loaded with beta-carotene, an antioxidant which can be converted to vitamin A in the body, playing an essential role in supporting gut-based immunity. Try more recipes for a healthy gut.



  • sweet potatoes 1kg
  • white or red miso paste 1 1/2 tbsp
  • butter 2 tbsp, plus a knob more
  • vegetable stock 50-100ml, hot
  • pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp
  • lime zest to serve
  • coriander leaves 2 tbsp, picked


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Pierce the potatoes with a fork and bake for 50 minutes – 1 hour 10 minutes, depending on size, until they’re really tender and a knife pokes in easily.

  • Step 2

    Halve the potatoes and spoon the flesh from the skins into a large pan. Add the miso paste and butter and mash until really smooth. Add the stock and mash again to get a spoonable consistency. Taste if it needs any salt, reheat gently, then keep warm.

  • Step 3

    Fry the pumpkin seeds in a knob of butter in a small frying pan until hot and starting to toast or split. Spoon the mash into a serving bowl, spoon the toasted seeds and butter over the top. Season with freshly ground black pepper and a grating of lime zest, and scatter the coriander over
    to serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 350
  • Fat 11.8g
  • Saturates 5.4g
  • Carbs 51.1g
  • Sugars 20.3g
  • Fibre 8.3g
  • Protein 5.9g
  • Salt 1g