Sweet potato mashed potato recipe

mashed sweet potatoIt’s recipe time.  I haven’t been cooking much lately, which is lame, but this master bathroom remodel is pretty much ruining my life.  I know! First, FIRST world problems.  I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have a new master bathroom, I really can’t.  I’m just saying, my house is a mess.  Like crazy, hoarders episode, staple guns and concrete buckets hanging out in the kitchen, messy.  No room for a girl trying new recipes.  Whatever.  Sometimes you don’t cook either, right?


Anyway.  *ahem*

I did find it in myself to whip up some mashed sweet potatoes, because my kids need to be fed once in awhile.  Not very often, but sometimes.  So I was in the kitchen a few weeks ago, making sweet potato rolls (it was a whim, don’t ask) and the recipe called for mashed sweet potatoes from a can.  Nasty.  If you have sweet potatoes (yams) within reach, even if that means a trip to the store so you can try a new recipe, do it.  Fresh sweet potatoes (yams) are heaven.  Mashed sweet potatoes?  Holy-have-mercy, come-to-mama.

mashed potatoes

This recipe is from Paula Deen, so you know there’s butter involved.  If you’re vegan you can use the usual butter substitutes, but if you’re not, bring. it.  The honey and cinnamon are the frosting on top.  So to speak.  Next time I make this recipe, and there will definitely be a next time, I’ll add more cinnamon.  It just needed a little more kick.  And you could add some nutmeg, oh yum! p.s.s.s. this particular recipe is pretty big, but you could totally cut it in half, our fourths, or whatever makes your heart happy.

Sweet Potato – Mashed Potato Recipe

  • 10 cups sweet potatoes/yams, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

To Make

  • Peel sweet potatoes (yams), rinse, and add to a large pot on the stove.
  • Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft and tender.  It took about 15 minutes+ for me, because I’m at a high elevation.  8-10 minutes is recommended.
  • Drain water.
  • Put the potatoes back in the pot and add the remaining ingredients.  Beat with an electric (DON’T do this by hand!) until smooth and mashed potato-y.
  • Garnish with cinnamon and serve warm.  Add extra butter on top if you’re cool with having an early heart attack (I’m cool with it).

That’s it guys, a super duper simple, easy, sinfully tasty sweet potato recipe.  Enjoy!

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

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