Delicious Southern-style Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Delicious Southern-style Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on June 16, 2024

Indulge in the creamy and smooth texture of these Southern-style mashed sweet potatoes that are perfect for any occasion. This recipe combines the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with a hint of spice, creating a side dish that will have everyone coming back for seconds.


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Peel and cube the sweet potatoes.
  2. Boil the sweet potatoes in a large pot until they are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain the sweet potatoes and return them to the pot.
  4. Add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to the sweet potatoes.
  5. Using a potato masher, mash the sweet potatoes until smooth.
  6. Gradually add milk while mashing until you reach your desired consistency.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  8. Serve the mashed sweet potatoes hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber, making them a nutritious addition to your meal.
  • The natural sweetness of sweet potatoes pairs well with savory dishes like roasted chicken or grilled pork.
  • Mashed sweet potatoes can be easily reheated and make a great leftover side dish.