How to Make Zac Posen's Curried Sweet Potato Mash

Bifen Xu
·Special Projects Director

Take a quick look at designer Zac Posen’s Instagram and you’ll see that he loves Thanksgiving and entertaining. Posen even has his own #cookingwithzac hashtag. The New York-born designer who has been dressing Claire Danes, Natalie Portman, and Jennifer Lopez since he started working at twenty-one looks forward to this time where he can celebrate being with the people he loves. “I love family, tradition, and gracious entertaining,” he says. His favorite Thanksgiving recipe—below—is a healthy one. Here’s how to make Posen’s curried sweet potato mash.

Curried Potato Mash

4-5 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
2 tablespoons of honey
1/2 cup of heavy cream
2 tablespoons of butter, salt and ground pepper
1 teaspoon of curry powder

1. Steam the potatoes in a steamer for about 15-20 minutes until you can puncture them with a fork
2. Let cool
3. Bring the cream, butter and honey to a simmer
4. Reduce heat
5. Add curry powder
6. Carefully peel potatoes
7. Add potatoes into the cream
8. Add salt and pepper to taste
9. Mash and blend mixture together with a fork or use a food processor for 3 quick pulses
10. Add chives
11. Spoon mixture into serving bowl and top with fresh ground pepper and some extra minced chives