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Easy Healthy Sweet Potatoes Recipe: Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sour Cream and Cinnamon

Updated on October 30, 2012
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Mashed sweet potatoes with chicken and broccoli.
Mashed sweet potatoes with chicken and broccoli. | Source

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Grow Your Own Sweet Potatoes

Originally I started making mashed sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. I love sweet potatoes so now I make them throughout the year as well, even when there isn't a special occasion. I created this variation myself.

In addition to being perfect for Thanksgiving, this is a great side dish for most meat entrees. I frequently serve the potatoes with these pork chops and a simple vegetable side.

All of my ingredient measurements are approximate. Feel free to adjust to your own tastes. I used real salted butter, regular sour cream, and fat free skim milk.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 4-6 servings


  • 3 medium-large sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 generous tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
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Peeled sweet potatoes.Cooking in the pot.Sometimes I cut them up after I've drained the pot so they'll be easier to mash.Mashed with the other ingredients, ready to serve.
Peeled sweet potatoes.
Peeled sweet potatoes. | Source
Cooking in the pot.
Cooking in the pot. | Source
Sometimes I cut them up after I've drained the pot so they'll be easier to mash.
Sometimes I cut them up after I've drained the pot so they'll be easier to mash. | Source
Mashed with the other ingredients, ready to serve.
Mashed with the other ingredients, ready to serve. | Source


  1. Fill a large pot with water. Start the boiling process while you scrub and peel the potatoes.
  2. Add the potatoes to the pot. Cover. When the pot starts to boil, turn the heat to medium and crack the lid.
  3. Boil for 20-25 minutes or until you can easily stick a fork all the way through the potatoes.
  4. Drain. Mash the potatoes with a fork. Add the butter, sour cream, milk, and cinnamon. Beat with a hand mixer until the mixture is creamy.
  5. Turn the heat to low and stir until heated through. Serve immediately. Can't finish it all at once? It makes a wonderful leftover, too.
Enjoy! | Source

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