Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Cuisinart original

A staple on most holiday tables, this dish can be made a day ahead and then reheated before serving.


Makes 5 cups


3      pounds sweet potatoes (or yams), peeled and cut into
        1- to 2-inch pieces
1      tablespoon pure maple syrup
        (optional – use if you like extra-sweet potatoes!)
1      teaspoon kosher salt
        pinch freshly ground black pepper
½    teaspoon ground cinnamon
        pinch freshly ground nutmeg

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (about ½ cup):
Calories 117 (1% from fat) • carb. 27g • pro. 2g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g
• chol. 0mg • sod. 303mg • calc. 80mg • fiber 4g


1. Put the sweet potatoes into a stockpot with enough water to cover.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until very tender.
Drain and return the sweet potatoes to the pot.
2. Using the blending shaft, blend the potatoes on Low, using a gentle
up-and-down motion. Add the remaining ingredients and gradually
increased speed to High until ingredients are incorporated and mixture is smooth.
3. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired; serve warm