Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This is our version for Thanksgiving. Wonderful fresh taste! Not for those who want a marshmallow covered sweet potato! Recipe can be double but you must allow for more cooking time.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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  • 4

    tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

  • 2

    tablespoons heavy cream

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon sugar

  • 2

    lbs sweet potatoes, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cut crosswise into ¼ inch-thick (about 2 large or 3 medium-small potatoes)

  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


1 Combine butter, cream, salt, sugar, and sweet potatoes in large saucepan. 2 Cook, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes fall apart when poked with fork. 3 This will take between 30 to 45 minutes. 4 Take off heat and mash sweet potatoes in saucepan with potato masher. 5 You can also put potatoes into kitchen aid mixer and mix. 6 Stir in salt and pepper to taste. 7 Serve immediately.


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