Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Serves

    serves 6


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
  • 13 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

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.

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