Notes of sugar and salt, make these Mashed Sweet Potatoes both sweet and savory! This simple, yet delicious side dish comes together easily with only a few essential ingredients. This side dish is a fall staple for sure! If you have never had mashed sweet potatoes, then now is your chance.
A lot of people don’t realize how unbelievably easy it is to make mashed sweet potatoes until they try it for themselves. This dish all comes together with 3 pounds of sweet potatoes that are peeled and cut into equal-sized pieces, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, ½ cup of milk, and 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar. This combination makes for the most wonderful sweet and savory mixture. And, the texture is unbelievably smooth and silky!
To make these Sweet and Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes, first, place your chopped sweet potatoes in a large pot. Add kosher salt and cover with water. Bring the chopped sweet potatoes to a boil for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are tender when poked with a fork. After 20 minutes, drain the water. Then, add unsalted butter, milk, and light brown sugar. Mash with a potato masher or a hand mixer until you reach your desired texture. Finally, Serve and Enjoy!
Sweet potatoes mash up a lot easier than your usual russet or Yukon potatoes, so you won’t need to do much work. The 15 to 20 minute boiling time gets the sweet potatoes super soft! Whether you decide to use a potato masher or a hand mixer is up to you.
Feel free to serve these Sweet and Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes with any add ons that you prefer! Sour cream and chives are a great option for some tanginess. Pecans add a wonderful and unique earthy taste and texture. Even some extra brown sugar on top can help your orange creation to present well!
This side dish is surely a comfort food so, make it into a meal by enjoying it with some roasted chicken, a ribeye steak, or braised short ribs! Roasted broccoli or creamed spinach goes well with this dish too!
Hopefully, you make this and can please your stomach! Enjoy the sweet and savory taste of these Mashed Sweet Potatoes hitting your tongue. Happy Cooking!