Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Many holiday mashed sweet potato recipes feature marshmallows. Not this one. These are classic and elegant, with a hint of cinnamon spice.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Bring a large pot of salted water (it should taste salty, almost like seawater) to a boil over medium heat.​
  3. Step 3

    When the water boils, add the cut sweet potatoes and lower the heat. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes can easily be pierced with a knife.
  4. Step 4

    While the potatoes simmer, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a small pan over medium-low heat and add the chopped fresh sage. Sauté it for a few minutes until it turns fragrant, then set the pan aside.
  5. Step 5

    In a separate small pot over low heat, warm up the cream.​
  6. Step 6

    Drain the sweet potatoes and return to the pot. Add the sage butter plus the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, warm cream, and spices.
  7. Step 7

    Mash lightly with a potato masher, taking care not to overdo it or the potatoes will be gluey. A few lumps will give the dish a decidedly rustic feel.​
  8. Step 8

    Adjust the seasoning with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve right away. Enjoy!