Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Maple syrup enhances the sweetness of this simple sweet potato mash. Get the recipe for Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes ». Maxime Iattoni

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.

Yield: serves 6


  • 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


  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.