Mashed Sweet Potatoes

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

I grew up eating sweet potatoes cooked this way. Granny knew it was my favorite and she always served them when I was visiting her. I leave out the nutmeg (personal preference).

Top Review by amquaintance

These were a hit at Thanksgiving and super easy to make! You can prepare them the day before, top with marshmallows and reheat in the oven day of. I substituted 2 Tbs. of brown sugar for the nutmeg.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes and salt in a large pot.
  2. Add water to cover; bring to a boil; boil for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
  3. Let potatoes cool until you can handle them; peel and cut into chunks.
  4. Place potatoes, butter, half-and-half, cinnamon, nutmeg (if using), vanilla, and sugar in a large bowl.
  5. Beat using an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  6. Spoon potato mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
  7. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  8. Top with marshmallows; bake 15 more minutes or until golden.

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