How to boil sweet potatoes with or without skin


Mashed sweet potatoes are easy to make with just four simple ingredients in 40 minutes. Boil them until tender, địa chỉ warm milk và mash until smooth và creamy, then stir in some butter & maple syrup for a deliciously sweet & simple holiday or fall side dish the whole family will love.

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These easy mashed sweet potatoes are beautiful in their simplicity. Subtly sweet & wonderfully creamy, you'll come back khổng lồ this mashed sweet potato recipe again and again.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Ingredients

You'll need just four ingredients khổng lồ make these perfect mashed sweet potatoes:

· Sweet potatoes: Choose firm sweet potatoes with smooth skin and minimal scratching or bruising.· Milk: Opt for whole or 2% milk (or you can use your favorite alternative milk). Make sure the milk is at room temperature so it blends smoothly.· Butter: A stick of butter lends richness and flavor.· Maple syrup: Maple syrup adds extra sweetness. You can substitute brown sugar or honey, if you like.


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How khổng lồ Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make these creamy mashed sweet potatoes:

Boil the sweet potato chunks in salted water until tender. Drain và transfer to lớn a bowl. Mash with a potato masher, then slowly add the milk. Stir in the butter và syrup until melted và well-blended.

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How to lớn Serve Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These mashed sweet potatoes make a great holiday side dish, but they also work well with many of your favorite weeknight entrées. Pair the mashed sweet potatoes with other seasonal side dishes, such as roasted Brussels sprouts or fall salads.


How khổng lồ Store Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Store the leftover mashed sweet potatoes in a shallow, airtight container in the refrigerator for up khổng lồ four days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

How lớn Freeze Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Allow the mashed sweet potatoes to lớn cool completely, then transfer them (in serving form size portions) khổng lồ zip-top bags or other freezer-safe containers. For added protection, wrap in at least one layer of foil. Freeze flat for up khổng lồ six months. Thaw in the refrigerator. Community Tips và Praise

"I needed a quick side dish khổng lồ accompany ribs and chose this one," says punkysquirrel. "It was quick, easy enough to lớn make, and delicious. I will be making it again!"

"Completely delicious," according to sassychef. "I did not have syrup, so I used honey and brown sugar which made a spectacularly tasty side dish. Loved by all!"

"When it comes khổng lồ sweet potatoes, I"ve always preferred them simple and baked to dessert-y casserole style, so this simple recipe works well for me," says Meghann. "For someone living alone, they keep well in the fridge as a side for various meals throughout the week."

6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed

¾ cup warm 2% milk, or as needed

½ cup softened butter, cut into chunks

¾ cup maple syrup, or to lớn taste

Bring a large pot of salted water khổng lồ a boil. địa chỉ sweet potatoes, reduce the heat lớn medium-low, và simmer until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain & transfer lớn a bowl.

Mash potatoes with a potato masher. Slowly mix in một nửa cup warm milk at a time until desired consistency is reached. Stir in butter & maple syrup until well blended và butter is melted. Serve warm.

Editor"s Note:

Please cảnh báo differences in ingredient amounts và total time when following the magazine version of this recipe. The magazine version includes cracked black pepper and chives as garnishes.