Mashed Brown Butter Sweet Potatoes

Annalise, Completely Delicious

Looking for an alternative to traditional mashed potatoes? These sweet potatoes mixed with nutty brown butter, maple syrup and nutmeg have incredible flavor and make a wonderful side dish for Thanksgiving or any meal.
10 min Prep Time
20 min Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter
  • 3/4 cup milk or cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


Step 1

Add chopped sweet potatoes to a large pot of salted cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are just fork tender.

Step 2

While potatoes are cooking, add butter to a medium saucepan. Set over medium low heat and cook until butter is browned, stirring often. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Drain potatoes and return to pot. Add browned butter, milk or cream, maple syrup, salt, and nutmeg.

Step 4

Use a vegetable masher or electric mixer to beat until smooth.

Step 5

Serve immediately.