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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 !!

Glam Kitchen Tips

  • 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

Serves 6-8


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 !