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Deliciously easy Cinnamon Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a delightful side dish to add some sweet flavor to your dinner. 

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes are easy to make and in this recipe they are sweetened with a delicious cinnamon honey butter for a mash that is sure to become a family favorite. To make this recipe, sweet potatoes are peeled, diced, and boiled in plain water until tender. The amount of time that they take to reach tender will depend on how small you dice your sweet potatoes. We recommend dicing them quite small.

Once the sweet potatoes are tender they are then drained and transferred to a large mixing bowl. Cinnamon, honey, and butter are all added to the sweet potatoes along with milk. Everything is then mashed until everything is melted and combined.

PRO TIP: Place the sweet potatoes into the pot before you fill the pot with water. This will make it so there’s no unnecessary splashing which can be dangerous if you bring your water to a boil before adding the sweet potatoes.

Boiling Sweet Potatoes
  • What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?

    In America the terms “Sweet Potato” and “Yam” are used interchangeably and refer to that potato looking thing with the red skin and orange flesh. Yet, you have probably seen something else in the grocery store labeled sweet potato with a light yellow skin, while your orange flesh variety is labeled yams. Guess what? Both of them are sweet potatoes!

    The kind of sweet potatoes you think of as yams are simply dark skinned sweet potatoes. You won’t commonly come across true yams in an American grocery store. True yams have brown or black skin and the flesh is either red, purple, or off white. Crazy, huh? You thought you’ve been eating yams all these years!
  • What is the best way to mash sweet potatoes?

    To mash sweet potatoes you can use either a traditional potato masher, a potato ricer, or you can use a hand mixer.

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Deliciously easy Cinnamon Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a delightful side dish to add some sweet flavor to your dinner. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
Instructions
  • Place cubed sweet potatoes into a large pot. Fill with water to cover. Place on the stove and bring to a boil over high heat. 
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer sweet potatoes until tender (15-20 minutes). Drain well.
  • Transfer sweet potatoes to a large mixing bowl while still hot. Add in butter, honey, cinnamon, and milk. Mash using a potato masher, or use a hand mixer to blend until smooth and well combined.
  • Serve hot.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 24505IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Deliciously easy Cinnamon Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a delightful side dish to add some sweet flavor to your dinner. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
Instructions
  • Place cubed sweet potatoes into a large pot. Fill with water to cover. Place on the stove and bring to a boil over high heat. 
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer sweet potatoes until tender (15-20 minutes). Drain well.
  • Transfer sweet potatoes to a large mixing bowl while still hot. Add in butter, honey, cinnamon, and milk. Mash using a potato masher, or use a hand mixer to blend until smooth and well combined.
  • Serve hot.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 24505IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Stephanie Barrett
November 2, 2020 6:02 am

I steam my potatoes. I feel that boiling in water just makes the potatoes mushy. Who else steams?

Shelley
April 3, 2021 2:02 pm

I roast them and then follow recipe

Leanne Taylor
October 10, 2019 12:13 pm

5 stars
Everytime I make this I get rave reviews. So delicious! I have made this several times & my only suggestion to someone making this is never go above the 1/3 cup milk or it will be runny. I make this recipe as it is stated.

October 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Reply to  Leanne Taylor

Just made it. I like sweet potatoes but never had to cook any. Well, someone gave me some fresh, & I gave your recipe a try. It was extremely good!! Thank you so much! I will make it again!

vickie campbell
November 18, 2019 10:51 am
Reply to  Leanne Taylor

4 stars
Look so good

Mary Reynolds
September 12, 2020 11:26 pm
Reply to  Leanne Taylor

Why not omit milk altogether, like I do in mash potatoes (I cannot do dairy due to health issues)?Season the potatoes well and you will not be able to tell the difference.

Nicole
December 25, 2020 9:49 am
Reply to  Mary Reynolds

I used silk heavy cream as an alternative due to my child’s allergy and it tastes great.

susan young
November 15, 2020 5:03 pm

Out of all the recipes I get from you and others, I have to admit that your recipes are our favorite ones. Thank you for sharing. Your a sweetheart.

Cindy
July 11, 2019 2:53 pm

I have finally found a recipe for my favorite dish that doesn’t have too many ingredients or ingredients I can’t have. This looks so delicious and easy to make in minimal time. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Mary
November 18, 2019 7:46 am
Reply to  Cindy

5 stars
I love this recipe! Simple and delicious, not overly sweet. I made these in the AM to go with my pork roast that is in the slow cooker for dinner. These are so good they may not make it til dinner time

R. Marsden
November 22, 2020 9:16 pm

5 stars
Could this be a pie filling? I can’t find pies in the frozen section of any of our grocery stores. I just to make my own.

Marleta Crim
November 1, 2020 7:01 pm

Good tasty sweet potatoes!

September 7, 2020 12:02 am

5 stars
so good!

April 20, 2019 9:43 am

GREAT EASY RECIPES

Rahmel V. Fuller
April 8, 2021 3:17 pm

5 stars
Surprisingly one of the only sweet-flavored mashed sweet potato recipes I could find with a high rating. I’m cutting back on calories so I used about 1/2 the butter and this was STILL delicious.

On my second attempt, I remixed the recipe by leaving some of the skins on and added a couple dashes of allspice. Same greatness with a twist.

Helen Singleton
December 9, 2020 4:51 pm

First time making mashed sweet potatoes and the family LOVES them! Will be making it again

Julia O Tausend
November 26, 2020 1:18 pm

5 stars
Wow! This was so easy and it tastes delicious! I will make this part of our Thanksgiving menu.

Cheryl Plesha
November 25, 2020 2:16 pm

5 stars
Love these cinnamon sweet potatos. So east and YUMMY. My go to recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Ann Davis
November 22, 2020 3:05 pm

5 stars
I’m going to cook this up as I love sweet potatoes but I’m not going to do all that chopping I don’t see any sense in it I peeled a ton of carrots, cut them up an boiled them put In Freezer going to make a white sauce now !! Hate chopping !!

September 4, 2020 12:27 pm

5 stars
can this be dairy free?

Arlene
August 16, 2020 2:32 pm

5 stars
Sounds easy to make

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