Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I had a ginormous sweet potato sitting around my kitchen for a week.  Today I decided to do something with it, so I...

~cut it up into 1 ' cubes
~ put them in a pan with enough water to cover, and boiled until tender, about 10 minutes.
~added 3 tbls maple syrup
~added a splash of whole milk
~added 2 tbls butter
~added 1/2 tsp cinnamon
~added 1/2 tsp salt
~whipped them until smooth w/ my stick hand blender

...and was very happy with the result.  The maple syrup brought the sweetness out of the potato without making it overly sweet.  The salt and cinnamon should be added to taste.  The milk is to help make them creamy when whipping.  The size of the potato I used was at least 2 maybe 3 normal size sweet potatoes...it was huge!

This post linked to:
 30 Minute Blog Challenge @ Steady Mom
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday @Blessed With Grace
Tuesdays At The Table @ All The Small Stuff
Tasty Tuesday @ Balancing Beauty and Bedlam


  1. that looks delicious. i looooove sweet potatoes. i have a couple sitting in my fridge. perhaps i will make this tomorrow. thanks!!

  2. Thanks Amy for another easy and quick recipe! I love easy and delicious cooking recipes as I am very busy running around with my sweet teens and caring for a toddler! :)

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  4. This sounds scrumptious. I love sweet potatoes, and I'm sure the sweetness will appeal to the picky boys at my house. Thanks!

  5. Love sweet potatoes.

    Earlier this week I roasted acorn squash brushed with melted butter and olive oil. I added some salt, pepper, and parsley. When it was done, I added feta and sunflower seeds. Bliss!

  6. You can never go wrong with sweet pototoes! This sound perfectly yummy!

  7. Man that looks tasty! YUM!

  8. Those potatoes sound great! Thanks for linking your post to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  9. Scrumptious, we normally toss them in the oven to bake while we are doing other things... this is a whole extra dimension! Have a good day!!!

  10. Sounds delicious. Clever idea to do double and triple duty on the link ups... I might have to steal that idea. And I love your header... and the quote... that is indeed my quest and philosophy on life.

  11. I would like to add you to my dashboard... can't find the button on your sidebar...

  12. Erin~Did you make 'em?
    Our live~You are welcome:) Wow, teens and a toddler!
    Caroline~I am for sure going to make that acorn squash recipe! Thanks for the idea.
    Chili Pepper~Your compliments on my header and quote we fun to receive, such a commitment in choosing those 2 things, so I am glad you like! I added the button on my sidebar:)


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