Only two Thanksgiving recipes left. I have this recipe and the next one, which are some really great zucchini brownies that I’ve been waiting to share since this summer. Since I just made them as a dessert for our Thanksgiving dinner, I thought the time was right to post them on this site. Today is about these incredible mashed sweet potatoes though, so I don’t want to get off track.
I took an average mashed sweet potato recipe from the internet and I made it my own. I think my version is so much better than the original because I added all the good stuff. While you might think adding pure maple syrup to mashed potatoes sounds nice, how about adding pure maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg? Doesn’t that sound better? Toss in some butter, salt and pepper and what you’re left with is an outstanding mashed sweet potato side that’s sitting on your dining room table that family and guests can’t get enough of. Obviously, this side is good during any time of the year, so don’t let that stop you. They’re smooth and sweet and tasty and perfect. You need to give these a try.
6 Large Sweet Potatoes, Trimmed, Peeled and Cubed
3/4 Cup Whole Milk
1/2 Cup Butter (Cubed), Plus More For Serving
1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 Tablespoon + 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
I’d like to thank AllRecipes for this recipe. Even though I modified the original quite a bit, I was inspired by their version, so thank you.
Cook the Sweet Potatoes
After trimming, peeling and cubing the sweet potatoes, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the pot.
When the water begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and let the potatoes cook for 30 minutes. When that’s finished, turn off the heat and drain the water from the pot. Place the potatoes in a large bowl for mashing.
Mash the Potatoes
Using a masher, mash the potatoes until smooth. You don’t have to go nuts here because the potatoes will be so soft from the cooking, but you do want to break all of them apart. Basically, take a few minutes to mash the potatoes. They should look like this.
Add Ingredients & Mix
Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix by hand until everything is combined and the butter is melted.
Plate & Serve
At this point, the mashed potatoes are finished. You can season to taste in the large bowl. Divide the potatoes among bowls and add a pat to each one if you’d like. Also, you may want to chop up some parsley and sprinkle on top as a garnish. Serve and enjoy!
The Final Mashed Sweet Potatoes
These sweet potatoes are awesome. I just have to say that. I enjoyed some last night and they were worth ever ounce of effort I spent on them, which wasn’t a lot. If you decide to give these a try, please let me know your thoughts on them down in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!