Simple mashed sweet potatoes flavored with maple syrup and butter.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

    Advertisement
  • With an electric mixer on low, blend potatoes, slowly adding milk, about 1/2 a cup at a time. Use more or less to achieve desired texture. Add butter and maple syrup to taste. Blend until smooth. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 50.9g 16% DV; fat 16.2g 25% DV; cholesterol 43.1mg 14% DV; sodium 160.1mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (281)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I didn't have maple syrup in the house so I replaced the maple syrup with 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of honey...boy did I get rave reviews from the family! Everyone loved this, including my youngest daughter who can be quite picky when it comes to vegetables. This will be seen on our dinner table again! Read More
(735)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
These were okay - just a little too sweet for me but my daughter really enjoyed this. I took a combination of other suggestions to reduce the sweetness: used 1/4c maple syrup, 1/4c honey and 2 TBLS brown sugar, A nice change to mashed potatoes but I'm not sure if I'm going to attempt them again. Still, thanks rainspirit for sharing the recipe. Read More
(30)
389 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 229
  • 4 star values: 117
  • 3 star values: 32
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I didn't have maple syrup in the house so I replaced the maple syrup with 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of honey...boy did I get rave reviews from the family! Everyone loved this, including my youngest daughter who can be quite picky when it comes to vegetables. This will be seen on our dinner table again! Read More
(735)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
Nice complement to pecan breaded chicken made from this site. Makes girls like me more. Which is peculiar since my charming personality should be enough. Read More
(655)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2007
I essentially made this but with a slight twist. I boiled 2 sweet potatoes and 1 carrot then mashed them together with 1/4 milk, 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of margarine. It was delicious! I will definitely make it again. On a side note I've also made this with a crisp. To do that put the finished mash into a casserole dish. In a separate bowl combine 1 tbsp melted butter, 1/2 crushed bran flakes and 1/4 cup pecans and 2 tbsp of brown sugar. Mix well and sprinkle on top of squash mash. Broil it in oven until crisp is lightly browned. Serve. Delicious! Read More
(439)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2007
I didn't need to break out the mixer... potatoes were soft enough to just mash up with a fork. All you really need here is half the butter and the syrup the recipe calls for and NO milk. SO much healthier that way (I even used light syrup). A couple dashes of cinnamon and yum! Read More
(124)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2005
My husband couldn't stop raving about these. I added a bit of cloves and cinnamon as well. Perfect sidedish for a fall meal! Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2008
Thank you for sharing this. We love nutritous sweet potatoes and this one is easier than the casseroles that are so popular. The maple syrup gives it a wonderful taste. Didn't rate kid opinion because we don't have any at home. Did not need this much milk. Read More
(53)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2011
This was simple and easy to make. I used only 1/3 cup of milk, and 1/3 cup of maple syrup, and 4 tablespoons of butter. Sweet potatoes are so creamy that they don't need a lot of liquid. I also added 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves. I mashed these all together with a potato masher, and then I baked them in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees to give them a "twice baked" fluffyness. My son loves these potatoes. Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2010
I roast my potatoes whole in the oven then peel the skin after they cool a little. The flavor is much better than with them boiled. Read More
(41)
Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
These were okay - just a little too sweet for me but my daughter really enjoyed this. I took a combination of other suggestions to reduce the sweetness: used 1/4c maple syrup, 1/4c honey and 2 TBLS brown sugar, A nice change to mashed potatoes but I'm not sure if I'm going to attempt them again. Still, thanks rainspirit for sharing the recipe. Read More
(30)