Papua New Guinea Baked Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Andi of Longmeadow Farm June 05, 2011

Interesting ideas.. loaded with lots of healthy antioxidants from the Beta Carotene in the sweet potatoes and in the cinnamon. Will warm you up in the winter while you think of the heat in Papua New Guinea. I am considering some other additions like coconut. I found hot sauce went ok with this as well.

Tariq H. June 01, 2014

Sweet potatoes were Enjoyed by all. Easy to make. Light cinnamon taste. Made as written.
Thank You. Made for ZWT7~Emerald City Shakers.

MomLuvs6 June 24, 2011

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