Papua New Guinea Baked Sweet Potatoes

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Elmotoo

a lovely variation! submitted for ZWT7. this starts with cooked sweet potatoes. you can microwave, bake or boil them. this is not included in the cooking time.

Top Review by Andi of Longmeadow

YOU had me at sweet. Then you add potato, butter, cinnamon, mixed into a delicious mash. Well, as I said, you had me at "sweet". This should be YOUR go to recipe for the holidays, vacations, days-off, well, any-darn-time. Thanks for posting such a swoon-lovely recipe, elmotoo! xoxoxo.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons finely sliced onions
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. After mashing the cooked sweet potato, mix in the butter, onion, milk, cinnamon, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Separate the egg whites from the yolks.
  3. Beat them separately. Fold the egg yolks into the mashed potato followed by the egg whites.
  4. Place mixture in a greased baking dish.
  5. Brush the top with butter and bake in the oven with the dish placed in a pan of water for 30 to 35 minutes at 325°F.

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