Good luck with just having one spoon of this Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon. This is going to be a perfect side dish that you can prepare all year round. These mashed sweet potatoes have a rich, sweet taste with notes of caramel from the brown sugar. The brown sugar enhances the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes and creates a velvety, warm and comforting dish.
Last year I made a recipe for Rum Butter Sweet Potato Casserole and this year I decided to make a Rum Butter Mashed sweet potatoes recipe that you can use year round versus only for the holidays. I absolutely love sweet potatoes and they are a great side dish to prepare during the week. This side dish is also perfect for your upcoming holiday spreads. This can be served with seafood, chicken, pork, or beef and is absolutely delish ! I prefer my mashed sweet potatoes with green veggies- so broccoli, asparagus, or spinach would be the perfect compliment to these tasty sweet potatoes. As always please let me know what you think and enjoy !!
What goes well with mashed sweet potatoes
These Sweet Potato Cinnamon Mash pairs very well with my Air fryer Salmon steaks for the seafood lovers as well as these delicious Lemon Pepper Cornish Hens. I like to balance the dish with a little bit of greens such as Broccoli, Asparagus and Spinach.
Why you will love Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- It’s a Jack of all trades: This side dish goes well with any main dish, from roasted chicken, smoked turkey, Salmon to Lamb chops.
- Healthy: Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals and adding cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar levels.
- Comforting: The warm and creamy texture of mashed sweet potatoes combined with fragrant cozy flavor of cinnamon makes for a comforting side dish for cold nights.
How to make Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar
4 pounds sweet potatoes
◦ 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
◦ 1 cup half and half
◦ 2 tablespoon dark rum
◦ 5 Tablespoon Brown sugar
◦ 1/4 teaspoon ground Ginger
◦ 1 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1. Peel and chop sweet potatoes into 2 inch pieces or cubes
2. Boil in a large pot filled with water for
25-30 minutes or until tender enough for a fork to pass through them with ease
3. Drain the water from the pot and mash the potatoes
4. Add in butter and stir well
5. Add remaining ingredients and stir well until fully combined
6. Serve and enjoy !
Glam Kitchen Tips
- Wash your sweet potatoes before you peel them.
- The bottom of a glass can be used to mash the sweet potatoes if you happen to have misplaced your masher
- You can make it more creamy by adding sour cream , the tanginess will also balance the sweetness of the sweet potatoes.
- I prefer sweet potatoes that are sweet like a pie, If you do not – then feel free to reduce the brown sugar amount down to half of what is listed
- Rum is optional , they will still be bomb without it
How to store and reheat leftover cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes
Transfer leftovers in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge, it can stay up to 4 days. You can also keep it in the freezer for a longer period of 3 months.
To reheat, thaw overnight and warm it in the microwave
You can add cornstarch to the sweet potatoes or let them simmer on medium heat with the lid open until all the excess liquid evaporates.
The best way to retain nutrients in sweet potatoes is to roast them in the oven with skin on or steam the potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are sweet by nature however a little seasoning really takes the flavors to the next level. Brown sugar gives it a caramel kind of flavor while cinnamon enhances the sweetness with its fragrant flavor.
Either way works but I personally find it easier to peel them before cooking because I then don’t have to wait for them to cool down before I can peel off the skin.
More Potato recipes to try
Mashed sweet potatoes with cinnamon
- 4 pounds sweet potatoes
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
- 1&½ cup Milk
- 2 Tbsp Dark rum
- 5 Tbsp Brown sugar◦
- 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger◦
- 1 & ½ tsp Cinnamon
- Peel and chop sweet potatoes into 2 inch pieces or cubes
- Boil in a large pot filled with water for 25-30 minutes or until tender enough for a fork to pass through them with ease
- Drain the water from the pot and mash the potatoes
- Add in butter and stir well
- Add remaining ingredients and stir well until fully combined
- Serve and enjoy !