You can’t have anything better than this mashed sweet potato recipe with brown sugar. Talk about YUM! They are perfectly sweet and buttery, keep you coming back for more.
I love all things potatoes, but this mashed sweet potato recipe is downright dangerously delicious! It is a great and easy Thanksgiving side dish recipe that you know everyone will enjoy.
Since this is such a creamy sweet potato recipe it will be sure to make it to the top of your “must make again” list no matter what time of the year it is. Plus it is an easy mashed sweet potato recipe with simple directions.
What is also nice is that they make for great leftovers or even if you wanted to make them up ahead of time so you have one less thing to worry about on Thanksgiving. The smashed sweet potatoes will reheat well and taste just as great as the first day.
If sweet potatoes aren’t your thing (don’t worry we won’t judge) or you want to offer your guess some options, try our Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe, Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe, or our super simple Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe. You cannot go wrong with any and all the mashed potatoes. It is a staple side dish for Thanksgiving.
Ingredients You Need to Make Our Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe:
- Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- Brown sugar
How To Make Our Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe:
To begin, start by bringing a large pot of water to boil.
Once the water is boiling rapidly, place the chunks of sweet potatoes into the water carefully.
Then reduce the heat down to medium and let the potatoes cook until they are tender, which will be about 20-30 minutes or so.
When the potatoes have become tender, use a colander and pour the potatoes into the colander to drain the water.
Now pour the boiled sweet potatoes into a large mixing bowl and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes down until they are smashed to your personal preferences.
Next, you will need to add the milk slowly and mix it into the potatoes.
Once that is done, add the butter, honey, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the mashed potatoes.
Continue to mix everything together until the butter is completely melted.
Then just serve the mashed sweet potatoes warm and topped with a little extra butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar if you want, and then dig in!
To Make this Creamy Sweet Potato Mash Recipe You Will Need:
- Large pot
- Colander (THIS is a great one)!
- Cutting board
- Large mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
How Do You Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes?
Generally, when people think of mashed potatoes they automatically think of using russet potatoes, red potatoes, or Yukon gold potatoes, all of which will work wonderfully!
Just like the sweet potato. You treat the sweet potato the same as the others by washing, peeling, and chopping up the potatoes and then boiling them until they are tender.
The only true difference here is that just like with most sweet potato recipes, you will be adding brown sugar, whereas with the others you do not add any sure, rather you would add herbs if you wanted.
Do You Peel Sweet Potatoes Before Boiling Them?
For the best tasting mashed sweet pot recipe, I would definitely remove the skin of the potatoes.
If you are wondering if you can eat the skin of sweet potatoes, the answer is definitely yes! And Eating Well gives you great ideas for eating the skin of the sweet potato.
What Pairs Well With Mashed Sweet Potatoes?
Really there are so many things that you can make with sweet potatoes. We went to stay towards the hearty meals of chicken, steak, pork, and sometimes some ground beef recipe.
They truly are a very versatile side dish option, and (most) everyone loves them.
Want More Easy Dinner Ideas?
Join our email list today and we will send you a FREE ebook of our favorite dinner recipes – plus we will send you recipes each week to help make your dinner planning easier!
Join today by CLICKING HERE.
Have you checked out our YouTube channel? We show you how to make our favorite recipes right in our own kitchens!
Have you heard about our newest cookbook, Copycat Cooking? We took over 100 of our favorite restaurant recipes and simplified them so that you can make them right at home!
This cookbook includes copycat recipes from Wingers, Texas Roadhouse, Starbucks, Panera, Cheesecake Factory, Kneaders, and so much more. We have you covered from drinks to dessert and everything in-between.
We are so excited to share these recipes with you. Order your copy today!
Six Sisters’ Stuff COPYCAT COOKING <—– Click here to order!
Love cooking as much as we do? Join our FREE private Facebook Group: Six Sisters’ Dinner Club!
Perfect Side Dishes for Thanksgiving:
- Instant Pot Green Beans Recipe
- Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs Recipe
- Air Fryer Parmesan Broccoli Recipe
- Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Copycat Recipe
- Olive Garden Fresh Garden Salad Copycat Recipe
- Mom’s Easy Potato Salad Recipe
- 5 Minute Fluffy Yogurt Fruit Salad Recipe
- Texas Roadhouse Rolls Copycat Recipe
Enjoy Sweet Potatoes in More Ways:
- Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
- Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- Coconut Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- Mom’s Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
- Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- Mom’s Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- Twice Baked Bacon and Chive Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- Sweet Potato Pie
Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe
- 2 pounds Sweet Potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
- ⅓ cup milk (more or less, depending on desired texture)
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in the sweet potatoes, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until the potatoes are tender (about 20-30 minutes, depending on how large of pieces you cut them into).
- Drain the water and place the potatoes in a large bowl.
- Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until they reach the desired consistency. Slowly pour in the milk and mix in.
- Add the remaining ingredients until everything is blended together and the butter is melted.
- Serve warm topped with a little bit of cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter (if desired).
- Really there are so many things that you can make with sweet potatoes. We went to stay towards the hearty meals of chicken, steak, pork, and sometimes some ground beef recipe.
- large pot
- Cutting Board
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Wooden Spoon
Be sure to not miss another recipe! Follow Six Sisters’ Stuff on Instagram|Facebook|Pinterest|YouTube
If you made our recipe be sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see your hard work using #sixsistersstuff.