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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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3.8 stars from 4 ratings of Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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!
Enjoy! | Source

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much! I hope that you get a chance to try the recipe.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow. This looks delicious, great hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I love them, too. :) Thanks for the promo!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This looks perfect for my hub on side dishes for Thanksgiving! I love mashed sweet potatoes! Thanks!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much!

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      nicediabetes 4 years ago from Australia

      That looks delicious, another great idea for dinner

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Crystal! You're right that many people use brown sugar in their sweet potatoes. I think that the sour cream and cinnamon combination is a refreshing change.

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Yum. This sounds great! I like that it doesn't contain brown sugar, a common ingredient in sweet potatoes recipes.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Kelley! That's great.

      Thanks, sgbrown! That's neat that you have at least one opportunity to make them each year. You can definitely share my recipe. I appreciate that.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This recipe sounds delicious! I love sweet potatoes, but the only time I make them is for Thanksgiving. My husband won't eat sweet potatoes. However, his dad loves them, so I always make them when we go to his dad's for Thanksgiving. I am definitely trying your recipe this year. Voting up and useful. May I share this on my Around the World with Recipes Blog? :)

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      Wow this looks delicious. Can't wait to try it soon. 5 stars, voted up, and shared! Kelley

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Myrtle, welcome to HubPages! Thanks. Sour cream definitely does make a difference in a lot of dishes. I use it regularly in my cooking.

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      myrtle McKinley 5 years ago

      Hi randomcreative,

      Love your recipes, especially the sweet potatoes. Sour cream really makes all the difference in so many dishes.

      I am new to hubbing. Check me out if you get a chance.

      Myrtle

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thank you!

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      rorshak sobchak 6 years ago

      Awesome write up. You made the potatoes sound delicious! :)

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks! I hope that this one works well for you.

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      Sandi 6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      I love sweet potatoes! Made a great sweet potatoe recipe for Thanksgiving but must say this sounds easier and very delicious. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to try it!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks Thelma and Prasetio! Let me know if you try it.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love this recipes and Mashed Potatoes is the best. Thanks for writing and share with us. Well done, my friend. I really enjoy this recipe. Vote it up!

      Prasetio

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      I love cooked sweet potatoes. I will try this recipe you have thanks for sharing.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      lcbenefield, thanks!

      danfresnourban, that's a great question. I haven't come across any particular combinations yet that haven't worked. This sweet potato recipe is pretty simple, but if you make it significantly sweeter, I would be more careful about the flavors that you pair with it.

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      danfresnourban 6 years ago from Fresno, CA

      This does sound delicious. Is there any dish that you would not pair mashed sweet potatoes with that would work with regular mashed potatoes?

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      lcbenefield 6 years ago from Georgia

      You and my mother would get along great. She adores sweet potatoes. I'll definitely share this one with her.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Awesome!

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      delmer47 6 years ago from Nebraska

      I will. I'm such a foodie :-)

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      You're welcome! Let me know if you try it.

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      delmer47 6 years ago from Nebraska

      The recipe sounds delicious...thanks for sharing!