Quick Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed maple sweet potatoes

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Quick and flavorful, these sweet potatoes go great with pork, ham, and even lamb. A little maple syrup and orange juice jazz up these mashed sweet potatoes.

Boil or steam the sweet potatoes and then mash with the syrup and seasonings.


  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, dark or grade B if possible
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch slices.

  2. In a deep skillet or saucepan, bring a few inches of water to a boil. add the sweet potatoes, cover the pan, and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until very tender. Alternatively, steam slices over simmering water in a covered pan.

  3. Put the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add the maple syrup, salt, pepper, orange juice, and butter. Mash or beat until well blended. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Serves 6.