Fall is full of wonderful side dish options. One of the easiest ones that we can think of is our maple sweet potato puree. It takes little effort to assemble and it packs a punch of fall flavors. Our favorite part about this dish is the creamy velvety texture it brings. Once you top it with our garlic sage butter sauce, which should be a recipe all on its own, you will understand why we like it so much! To add more fall themed dishes to your menu, make sure to check out our suggested pairing below!

maple sweet potato puree

how to make maple sweet potato puree


  • 3 sweet potatoes 
  • ½ C greek yogurt 
  • 1 ½ t orange zest 
  • ½ C orange juice
  • ½ t cayenne pepper 
  • ½ t chili powder 
  • ½ stick butter, melted 
  • ¼ C maple syrup 
  • salt & pepper, to taste 
ingredients for maple sweet potato puree

garlic sage butter sauce :

  • 3 – 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 
  • 15 sage leaves 
  • 2 T butter, cut in half 
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste 
maple sweet potato puree


Boil a large pot of water on high heat with salt. While the pot is boiling, peel the sweet potatoes and cut into one inch cubes. Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes and strain into a colander once done. In a small pot, melt the butter on the stovetop on low heat. Once the butter is fully melted remove the pot and set aside. 

Puree sweet potatoes in a blender until smooth. Add pureed sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Then add the remaining ingredients of greek yogurt, orange zest, orange juice, cayenne pepper, chili powder, melted butter, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. 

To make the garlic sage butter sauce, heat the oil in a small pot on medium to high heat. Add garlic and sage leaves. Next add salt and pepper to taste. Once the garlic and sage leaves are golden brown and crispy, remove the pot from heat. Add one tablespoon of butter at a time until it is melted. 

Plate the sweet potato puree in a dish or bowl of choice. Pour the garlic sage butter sauce on top and enjoy!

Buon Appetito!


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You don’t need a fancy food processor to create the smooth texture of this maple sweet potato puree! We have been using our ol faithful Ninja Blender Set for over six years! And when we bought it back then it was only $30! If you don’t have a blender you can easily still create a great consistency by smashing it with a potato masher.

Suggested Pairing for maple sweet potato puree

We recommend pairing the sweet potato puree with a cinnamon rosemary old fashioned, especially if you are reading this in cozy months of fall! The cocktail’s warm aromatic notes complement the puree’s natural sweetness and creamy texture, offering a delightful contrast that elevates both elements.

maple sweet potato puree


Hi there, 
We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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