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
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.
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.
Drain potatoes and return to pot. Add browned butter, milk or cream, maple syrup, salt, and nutmeg.
Use a vegetable masher or electric mixer to beat until smooth.
How to Brown Butter
Brown butter gives any recipe a toasted, nutty flavor. This technique is easy to learn and can accompany savory foods like vegetables, pasta or meats. You can…