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Ricotta and nutmeg purple sweet potato mash on toast

Inspirations for a dish you make can come from anywhere. I often think about what I am going to cook next when I am eating (obviously..;-)), watching cooking shows and reading cookbooks or magazines. But I think the most genuine way to get inspirations is from beautiful ingredients you have in hand. I am so green with envy when I see other food bloggers who live in gorgeous countryside growing their own ingredients for their recipes. So when I got these stunning purple sweet potatoes from a friend, my mind immediately went on thinking what I could do with them. This simple mash on toast is one of a few ideas I had. I would say it is best served as breakfast with generous drizzle of maple syrup ;-), but it could be great as mid–day snack or lunch as well. This dish will still be delicious and pretty to look at with orange sweet potatoes.


  • Prep time: 10-15mins
  • Cooking time: 40-45mins
  • Serves: 2-3



  • 360g. sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 250g. ricotta
  • 1/4 cup. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, grated
  • 2 tsp. fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • a good quality loaf
  • fresh mint and maple syrup for garnish
  • grated nutmeg for garnish (optional)


Peel sweet potatoes and place them in a pot with boiling water. Continue to boil for 30 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through and soft. Drain them and leave to cool for 5-6 minutes. When they are cool enough to handle, roughly chop and mash. If you don’t want too much arm exercise, you can do this in a food processor. When the mash reaches the texture you want, mix in 180-190g of ricotta (leave the rest for garnish on top), maple syrup, nutmeg and chopped mint leaves.

Slice the loaf and toast. Place the sweet potato mash, ricotta and mint leaves on top of the toast. Add a final garnish of grated nutmeg and maple syrup.



7 thoughts on “Ricotta and nutmeg purple sweet potato mash on toast

  1. Beautiful Pictures Jin. you are very Talented 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet words dear 😉

  2. This looks pretty insane but definitely something I would DEVOUR! Love love love my sweet potatoes – and ricotta cheese, of course. How did you come up with this? It’s so creative!

  3. So sweet of you 🙂 I normally make quick notes on what I want to make every time I think of something. I think I had some sort of ricotta mash on my note, I decided to give it a go as soon as I saw these sweet potatoes. Glad I did!

  4. Hi Gin,

    Just want to drop by and say you have a very appealing blog. I love the colors, photographs, and your personality really shines through. Keep up the AMAZING work!


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Love your blog too! Have a delicious weekend 😉

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