How to Make Mashed Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

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

Step 1

Peel the sweet potatoes and give them a good rinse.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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

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