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
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.