These Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes show off everything these yams can do. Mashed with rich, woodsy maple syrup and cinnamon, these potatoes skew almost more dessert than main course, but make a comforting pairing with cold-weather meals like roast meats. Boil peeled and cut sweet potatoes until tender, around 25 minutes. Drain before returning to saucepan along with butter, syrup, cinnamon, and salt pepper. Mash and add more butter if you’d like (we recommend you do). The result is a buttery and bright side dish worthy of your Thanksgiving menu. It wouldn’t be wrong to grab seconds for dessert, either.