How to Make Mashed Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

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While they are great at Thanksgiving and Christmas, you don’t have to wait until the holidays to make mashed cinnamon sweet potatoes. Cinnamon is a great, warm complement to the sweet potatoes. Serve cinnamon sweet potatoes as side dish to chicken, duck and turkey.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Saucepan
  • Potato masher
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and give them a good rinse.

  • Dice the sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Make sure they are equal sizes, this way they all require the same amount of cooking time when you boil them.

  • Add the diced sweet potatoes to a saucepan and cover them with cold water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Boil the sweet potatoes until they are tender to a fork. It should take 15 minutes.

  • Drain the water from the sweet potatoes and return them to the pan. Mash the sweet potatoes with a potato masher until they are smooth.

  • Stir in the butter, milk, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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