This Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe is sweet and creamy and made with super simple ingredients you probably already have at your home! They are perfect for the holidays but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy them all year long!
Sweet potato is a healthier option of potato, but this recipe is not considered the healthiest for all because people who are on a keto or low card diet would want to refrain from eating it. But if you are on the same boat as me, get your forks ready to dip it into the most delicious mashed sweet potatoes!
HOW IS THIS EASY SWEET MASHED POTATOES MADE
I got my inspiration to make this sweet mashed potatoes from Longhorn Steakhouse. I LOVE their baked potatoes that is topped with butter and cinnamon sugar. I always look forward to having steaks there because I get to eat that as a side. But basically for this recipe I just boiled the potatoes and added cinnamon sugar and butter in it. Literally sooooo simple!
Fill a pot halfway though with water and bring to boil. Peel the sweet potatoes well, removing all scabs if any found on the potatoes. Cube the potatoes into larger cubes about an inch or inch and half then rinse them with super cold water. Pour the potatoes into the hot water to cook until they are fork tender. Basically enough to insert a fork all the way through it.
Drain the water and immediately add in the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and hot milk. The milk is completely optional if you don't want to add any dairy to it. The thyme is also optional for taste if you want to take that out. Mash very well with a potato masher until you obtain a smooth and creamy texture. Transfer onto a dish and spread out to make the potatoes look fancy. Top with some melted butter and garnish with fresh thyme. The dish is now ready to serve!
WHAT TO SERVE WITH EASY MASHED SWEET POTATOES
EVERYTHING! Like seriously I eat it with almost everything! Whether it's steak, grilled chicken, shrimp, fish, salmon, it goes well with all of them. I love having this dish as a side during holidays because it's super easy to make and it's very filling, not to mention super delish. Consider making this Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes as one of your side dishes along side with your Turkey or ham or beef, whatever you like having during the holidays with your family!
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OTHER POTATO RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE:
- Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Herbs and Garlic
- Easy Homemade Mashed Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Parmesan Herbed Potatoes
Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 6 whole sweet potatoes
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup milk optional
- 1 tsp. fresh thyme leave optional
- 1 tbsp butter melted for topping, optional
- Fill a pot half way through with water and bring to boil.
- Peel and cube the potatoes then rinse.
- Transfer the potatoes into the pot and boil until fork tender.
- Remove and drain all the water. Add in the remainder of the ingredients immediately and then mash to obtain a smooth and creamy texture.
- Transfer to a serving dish, flatten out the potatoes a little to give it a nice look and then add in the 1 tbsp. of melted butter on top. Garnish with fresh thyme and then serve. (optional)
- Buy small to medium sweet potatoes since these tend to be a little less starchy compared to the really large sweet potatoes.
- Cut your potatoes into big cubes. Cutting them up too small gives water more of an opportunity to make its way inside the potatoes and will make them too watery.
- Boil the water before adding in the potatoes.
- If you want a really creamy taste and texture, you can’t let the potatoes cool before mashing, you want to start mashing as soon as they are drained.
- Salt the water you cook them in.
- Drain well to avoid mushy potatoes.
- Tastes constantly! This is so important, season and taste often so you can get the right level of salt and pepper into the recipe.
- The milk is completely optional if you don't want to add any dairy to it.
- The thyme is also optional for taste if you want to take that out
- Do not use a food processor.
- If you would like to whip the potatoes up in a cake mixer and use the whipping whisk, you can do so as well and transfer back to the pot.
- Use full fat milk, cheese and sour cream.
- Melt butter with herbs to infuse flavors if adding in herbs.