Monday, August 24, 2020

MONDAY RECIPE POST - MASHED SWEET POTATOES

I saw this recipe at For The Love of Cooking hosted by Pam.  Thank you Pam, this has become a favorite.  I discovered this particular recipe several years ago and have made it many times since.  You can click on the red lettering above to view the original.  You can also click here to see more of Pam's delicious recipes.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes - 6 servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time:      15 to 20 minutes

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
1/4 cup milk (I use 2%)
1 to 2 tablespoons butter, or to taste
Sea salt and freshly cracked ground pepper, to taste
Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste

Put the sweet potatoes in a large pot, and add just enough cold water to cover them.

Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.

Place milk, butter, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper and nutmeg in a glass bowl.  Put in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until warmed.

Drain and return the potatoes to the pot and place on the stove with the burner turned on low, which will dry up any excess water.  

Add the warmed milk mixture and mash with a hand mixer or beater until smooth.  Taste and add more salt or nutmeg if needed.  

Serve immediately and enjoy.


It is a keeper. I am the only one who likes sweet potatoes and usually have several servings left when I make it.  If you have been following my recipe posts, you will know I love to use my freezer.  I froze any leftovers in 1 cup portions. 

  



34 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful and I haven't tasted sweet potato for a long time, must try again.
    Take care.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, it is time to put them on my shopping list. I made this quite a few weeks ago now and the pots that I froze are all gone :)

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  2. Yum.
    Like you I love sweet potatoes - and while himself will eat them he is not a fraction of the fan of them that I am.

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    1. Hi EC, I'm glad you enjoy them :) I never tasted them until I came here 44 years ago, and then I lived here for a few years before I decided to try them. The first time was in a restaurant.

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  3. Hello,

    I prefer the sweet potatoes too, this recipe sound delicious. I am sure I can talk my hubby into eating some too. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, hopefully you will both enjoy this recipe :) Thank you and I wish you a great weekend coming up.

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    1. Obrigada, é uma refeição que gosto muito. Um abraço e um desejo para você, por um dia e final de semana muito feliz :)

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  5. Lovely recipe! So easy and simple, too.

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    1. Thank you Gigi, there are days when easy and simple (and delicious) is just what I need :)

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  6. Bob doesn't like sweet potatoes and it's the one food that he doesn't eat! I love sweet potatoes and was raised on them because my daddy used to grow them! I haven't even even easier recipe than this one. When Bob has a baked potato I take my sweet potato and put it and the microwave and it only takes 7 minutes for a small one or nine minutes for a large one and I sat them in the microwave and then peel the skin off put it on my plate usually half if it's a big one and mash it with my Fork and it's delicious. I usually don't add anything to it because I'm off of sugar and salt but once in awhile I do add butter just a little bit of butter. I've never heard of boiling sweet potatoes but now that you showed it to me I might try it

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    1. That must have been wonderful to eat them fresh out of your daddy's garden. Thank you for the way you do yours. I will have to try that next time :)

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  7. My mother used to put a whole bunch of these on a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven and then keep them in the refrigerator. And just peel and eat them like an apple. She also used to make the mashed like you have here but then she would put that in a a pan after adding brown sugar to it and cover it with marshmallows and bake it

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    1. That sounds great too, thanks again Sandra :)

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  8. We love sweet potatoes and usually bake them. Must try this way!

    And love the idea of warming the additions, in the microwave. Should do the same, for regular mashed potatoes.

    Thank you!

    🌼🌽🌼🍅🌼🍆🌼🍉🌼

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    1. You are very welcome and thank you :) It's a good trick to heat the milk and butter, and doesn't cool the potatoes down too quickly.

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    1. Thank you Anne, let me know what you think if you do please. I would love to know what you think of them :)

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  10. I follow Pam but have not noticed the recipe. I am hoping for a good crop of Sweet potatoes this year. I only add butter salt and pepper when I mash and they are delicious. Keep well Diane

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    1. I hope you get a good crop also, and how lovely you grow your own. Butter and salt and pepper is so good :)

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  11. It is gorgeous, and looks just like fall!

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  12. I need to fix this for Roger...he like sweet potatoes. I like candied sweet potatoes...my mom made them in a cast iron pan and for some reason they just seemed so good that way.

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    1. Hi Rose, I bet they taste so good the way your mom cooked them. Nothing like our mom's cooking is there? :)

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  13. That’s such a good idea to warm the milk etc first...am I the only one who never would have thought of that? I love sweet potatoes ... I figure that the vitamins offset the carbs ))

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    1. Thanks Sallie, that's a good way of thinking :)))

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    1. I had just turned 30 before I tried them for the first time :) Thanks William!

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  15. A little sweet potato makes such a nice change and I always think the colour is wonderful too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I agree Jan, it's a good change of pace when you want something different :) All the best to you too.

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