Buttermilk Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Rachael Ray)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Lisa5077

I am putting together a Weight Watcher's Thanksgiving. I found this on Rachael Ray's Yum-O site. I will be using pure maple syrup as it has less sugar content than the traditional sugars used in sweet potatoes. This sounds great!

Top Review by msterin_12817088

For my husband and I it was the worst experience ever ! And I only used 1/2 cup of buttermilk and some butter for the recipe. The taste is so sour ! It's like you added a juice of 2 whole lemons to the mashed potatoes ! No more of it for us.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, then cut them into 1 1/2-2-inch chunks. Place them into a large pot and cover them with cold water (they should be covered by two or so inches of water so that they cook evenly). Place the pot on the stove, add some salt and turn the heat on high to bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, cook the potatoes for about 8 minutes, until they are tender but not falling apart. Drain the potatoes thoroughly, then pop them back into the pot and place them over medium heat to dry them out a bit. Add the buttermilk, pepper and some salt, to taste.
  3. Using a potato masher, mash up the sweet potatoes until smooth add syrup and serve them.

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