Sugar and spice and everything nice…that’s what this Autumn Spiced Sweet Mashed Potatoes recipe is made of! An easy side dish, perfect for fall!
My little guy loves sweet potatoes! Whenever we have steak or burgers, he doesn’t want white potatoes or tater tots…nope! He wants some form of sweet potato. Gosh, I love that! Sweet potatoes are SUPER healthy and good for you! Whether it be baked or mashed, he’s all for sweet potatoes!
When I made this dish the other night, he ate all his dinner and cleaned his plate! He then got up as he normally would to put the plate in the sink but instead grabbed a spoon from the utensil drawer and the big serving bowl of sweet mashed potatoes. He walked back to his seat and started eating straight from the serving bowl! I guess he really loved this recipe! I’d say this recipe passed the kid test with flying colors!
Sweet potatoes are a great source for beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant. We need antioxidants to keep our bodies healthy and to help fight against illnesses. And guys…this recipe has such an amazing taste because of how you cook the sweet potatoes with the whole cloves and the cinnamon stick!
Typically when you think of someone making mashed sweet potatoes, you think of them peeling the potato, boiling them until soft and then adding the brown sugar and spices to mash. Well…not me. I peel the sweet potatoes and then boil them with the whole cloves, cinnamon stick and brown sugar. Preparing the sweet potatoes this way helps the flavor really penetrate into the sweet potatoes. It’s fabulous!
This dish is perfect for the fall season and goes well as a side dish for one of your upcoming holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas! This recipe is gluten free and dairy free! Enjoy this one…the flavor is so different and you are going to love these! Oh, and if you love potatoes, you have to check out my recipe for my Perfect Homemade Mashed Potatoes, Slow Cooker Herb Roasted Garlic Potatoes and my Zesty Italian Potatoes!
Happy Eats, my friends!
Sugar and spice and everything nice...that's what this Autumn Spiced Sweet Mashed Potatoes recipe is made of! An easy side dish, perfect for fall!
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into bite-size pieces.
Rinse well and set aside. In a large pot, combine the sweet potatoes, brown sugar, cinnamon stick and whole cloves.
- Add enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring potatoes to a boil, until they become tender (about 20 minutes).
When done, drain the potatoes and add to a large mixing bowl and set aside. Discard the cinnamon stick and the 2 whole cloves.
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Stir into your saucepan the ground cinnamon, salt and ground clove.
Once your butter mixture is well mixed, pour the butter mixture over your cooked sweet potatoes and mash with a hand masher until the desired consistency. I like these fully mashed but some people like them a little chunky.
Top with your favorite toppings, such as pecans and raisins!
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- Recipe source: inspired by Paula Dean