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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Simple savory sweet potatoes mashed and seasoned to perfection.
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  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes peeled
  • 1/3 cup butter cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/3 cup cream or milk
  • salt & pepper to taste

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  1. Dice potatoes into 2" chunks.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain well and allow to sit in the colander a few minutes to make sure all water evaporates.
  4. Add butter to the potatoes and mash with a hand masher. Add cream or milk a little bit at a time to reach desired consistency.

  5. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot and top with a dash of cinnamon if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you prefer a sweeter mashed potato, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar along with the butter.
Sweet potatoes can be baked in the oven instead of boiling. Cook at 400°F for about 1 hour or until fork tender.
Top with bacon, melted butter, pecans, maple syrup, brown sugar or a pinch of salt.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 297, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 196mg, Potassium: 771mg, Carbohydrates: 45g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 32560%, Vitamin C: 5.4%, Calcium: 77%, Iron: 1.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword mashed sweet potatoes