Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time:
20 min
10 min
10 min

4 to 6 servings

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

Add the potatoes to a large Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer or until the potatoes are tender, about 8 to 10 minutes, drain well. Return the potatoes to the Dutch oven and add the butter, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Beat at medium-low speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot.

Cook's Note: For more sweetness, add more honey.

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    I love this recipe! Just tried it for the first time and my boyfriend absolutely loved it! I used 1/2 cup of butter and the only thing I added to this recipe for a little extra flavor was a pinch of nutmeg. Love love love it! Thanks Paula -Ivanna
    Very good! Added a little less butter and a little pinch of nutmeg.
    Loved this! My husband loved it, too, and he is not fond of sweet potatoes. It is simple to prepare and has the right amount of sweetness.
    Absolutely delicious. Just like baked sweet potatoes with brown sugar and butter your order at a restaurant but much better. Great dish for entertaining. Plus sweet potatoes are so much more nutritious than regular potatoes. This is one of my favorite side dishes to make for guests and for personal use at home.
    My whole family loved it. Smooth and creamy with delicious flavor. It did take longer than 20 min but I am not the quickest chopper/peeler.
    tasted amazing!!
    Absolutely the best thing ever!! Pairs so well with the pork chops!
    Halved the recipe, bake the potatoes for 45 min and this was very easy.
    Too sweet for our taste. Loved the pork chops but maybe with less syrup.
    Good and easy- I also added a bit more honey and salt, as well as a dash of cayenne pepper and a squirt of lime juice. This is a good base to do what you want with the recipe.
    Great tasting. It did take longer to cook than on the recipe. I also added a little brown sugar.
    Amazing, simple. I loved it! Put it in my ninja and blended it on up. Did boil the potatoes with some cinnamon sticks and added some nutmeg.
    eh, ok. consistency of babyfood. would not make again.
    Simple and Tasty!! I made it with Asian Sesame Salmon, Fancy Green Bean Bundles and Collard Greens!! It was like Thanksgiving in October. YUMMMY!!
    Delicious! Made it with her Maple-glazed pork chops from today's show and it was INCREDIBLE! Like having my dinner and dessert! MMmmmmmm.
    Sweet potatoes this way are awesome. I love sweet potato anyhow, but I always hate dealing with the skin. You don't have that problem with these. I didn't measure my potatoes I just used all that I had on hand, which was a lot! I followed the remaineder of the recipe exactly, these things are awesome. I love 'em, but I love sweet potatoes!! But these were easy, the hardest part was peeling them and dicing them.
    Easy and very good!!!
    So easy and tastes delicious!
    So easy and wonderful!!! Thank you Paula!
    These mashed sweet potatoes are delicious! This is a Collins family staple; I do add extra honey, and boil my potatoes in a little cinnamon.
    Awesome! I saw this the other night and put it onmy to do list! Its beyond delicious!! I also tried what tess steckles from robintugg, me did. But I added a splash of milk & nutmeg to the original recipe! It's a must do!!
    I really liked this dish, but I had to sub in a few russet potatoes due to one of my sweet potatoes going rotten before I made the dish. Still very good, but next time will definitely make sure to have plenty of sweet potatoes. I also added a little more salt--I just like my sweet potatoes a little savory.
    I did not make this recipe, but something very similar. Instead of honey I used maple syrup and no cinnamon, but a dash of nutmeg and a couple of splashes of milk...It will make them lighter and creamier in texture (AND BETTER!. Also I nuked the sweet potatoes in the microwave, just poke them with a fork a bunch of times and microwave it for about 6 to 8 minutes depending on the circumference of the sweet potato. Then you don't even have to wait for the water to boil! Don't overdo it on the maple syrup, since its a very strong flavor. I think a tablespoon for 3 or 4 potatoes would be enough, you can always add more if u like it.
    This is a great recipe. I also did what another reviewer suggested and added some ground nutmeg and added some milk to give the consistency I liked. Very simple, I'll be making this a lot for my family.
    It's a very easy -to-make recipe! Were I live now (Lebanon, the country) can't find the organge sweet potatoes, we have only the white ones so I had to increase the ammount of honey and cinnamon for a better taste, I loved the result! Thanks Paula!! :D
    Very nice. I mixed one white and one orange (called yams in the store sweet potato and adjusted the other ingredients as necessary. I am enjoying the mix as it is less sweet than just orange sweet potatoes (yams.
    So good! I just made these to bring to my friend's house tomorrow for Thanksgiving.
    sooooooooooo goood! I did watch this episode on tv and noticed that the lady made the sweet potates to recipe and then added more honey and then paula added more after that.....I did too....I am thinking about making this for turkey day as it was just so delicious.
    Very good recipe. I added a little pumpkin pie spice and didn't bother with the nuts - next time I will add those. I used 1/4C butter and that was plenty.
    My family loves having sweet potatoes without waiting for a holiday. This is soooo easy, I love it!
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