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Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Author Katie


  • 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup half and half ( or milk )
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh thyme leaves for serving ( optional )


  • Dice potatoes into 2" chunks.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Drain well and allow to sit in the colander a few minutes to make sure all water evaporates.
  • With an electric mixer on low, blend potatoes with butter and maple syrup. Add cream or milk a little bit at a time to reach desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot and top with a dash of cinnamon if desired.