Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I was tired of plain old mashed potatoes. Tried this as an alternative. Now, we eat more yams than white potatoes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. peel and cut yams into cubes.
  2. boil until tender (about 30 mins).
  3. drain.
  4. add butter, sugar, cinnamon.
  5. mix until smooth (I use the hand mixer but my mom prefers the stand mixer).
Most Helpful

Very very good. We did add a little milk and some salt because all we had was unsalted butter. My daughter, who usually won't touch anything sweet potato or yam like, absolutely loved this. Way to go! We will definitely make this again.

Chef Saskatchewan Bound November 28, 2009

This was my first yam recipe and it hit the spot! I followed the recipe exactly, doubling it. We found the taste just right, but I would have added a splash of milk for a creamier consistency as another reviewer suggested. I used a hand mixer and the texture was fine, but I would have boiled them a little longer to make them smoother. My boys (who don't like anything resembling a sweet potato, refused to give this recipe any stars...) Haha, more leftovers for the rest of us!!!

Grace-AK August 10, 2009

I'm not a yam fan, but I made this for Thanksgiving anyway. I added some maple syrup to the mix (a family tradition) and added marshmallows to the top. I popped the finished product in the oven to melt the marshmallows. What a great recipe! I cinnamon gives it a great flavor. This is a must-make recipe for anyone who thinks they don't like yams. You'll change your mind. I did.

Scrambled Mama November 29, 2008