Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
10 mins
45 mins

This is our version for Thanksgiving. Wonderful fresh taste! Not for those who want a marshmallow covered sweet potato! Recipe can be double but you must allow for more cooking time.

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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch-thick (about 2 large or 3 medium-small potatoes)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine butter, cream, salt, sugar, and sweet potatoes in large saucepan.
  2. Cook, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes fall apart when poked with fork.
  3. This will take between 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Take off heat and mash sweet potatoes in saucepan with potato masher.
  5. You can also put potatoes into kitchen aid mixer and mix.
  6. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve immediately.