The woody sweetness of maple syrup marries beautifully with sweet potatoes' bright acidity. With plenty of butter, this rich, decadent side dish elevates any cold-weather meal.
- 3 lb. sweet potatoes
- 8 tbsp. butter, cut into cubes, room temperature, plus more for serving
- 1⁄3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Peel and cut potatoes into 1" pieces; place in an 8-quart saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook potatoes until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to saucepan; add butter, syrup, cinnamon, and season with salt and pepper; mash with a potato masher and serve with additional butter, if desired.