Deliciously easy Cinnamon Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a delightful side dish to add some sweet flavor to your dinner.
We are huge fans of traditional mashed potatoes. You really can’t go wrong by adding mashed potatoes as a side dish to your dinner. However, lately we’ve noticed this trend of sweet potatoes substituting regular potatoes. There are sweet potato fries, baked sweet potatoes, so why not mashed sweet potatoes? While regular mashed potatoes are delicious in their own right, mashed sweet potatoes add a sweetness that is heavenly. It could also have something to do with that honey and cinnamon stirred right in to the sweet potatoes. You can make this any time of year, but we especially love it during the holidays!
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.
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.
Storage and Reheating Instructions:
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Microwave single serving portions in the microwave in 30 second increments until warmed through.
If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious potato side dish recipes:
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Steakhouse Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- The Creamiest Mashed Potatoes
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A lot less work than sweet potato soufflé and better than the sweet potato casseroles with sweet toppings that are basically desserts.
As a resident of North Carolina–the #1 sweet potato producer in the USA since 1971–I thank you for this recipe, and for the attention given to sweet potatoes! They are VERY nutritious and VERY versatile! I hope that those all over the USA will give this a try, as sweet potatoes are most often perceived as a southern vegetable/dish. so yummy!!.
I use an instapot on high for 25 mins. Put whole sweet potato on trivet
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.
First time making mashed sweet potatoes and the family LOVES them! Will be making it again
Wow! This was so easy and it tastes delicious! I will make this part of our Thanksgiving menu.
Love these cinnamon sweet potatos. So east and YUMMY. My go to recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas
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.
I use a pumpkin pie recipe and substitute sweet potatoes. When we were first marri3d, my husband did not eat sweet potatoes or sweet potato pie as his family never had them. My mother made a sweet potato pie and served it without him knowing what it was–he did not know the difference. He began eating all things sweet potato after that.
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 !!