Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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(Recipe ID: 732)

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 30 minutes

Source: Chef Joseph Lowery

Great with pork or turkey.  Nice change from baked or candied sweet potatoes.


Items indicated with an astrisk (*) available for purchase in the Avanti Savoia store.

  • 2 lbs. Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves *
  • 1/2 tsp All Spice *
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin *


  1. Peel potatoes, cut into large cubes and place them in a large pan.
  2. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and cook about 30 minutes.
  4. Carefully drain potatoes and mash in a large bowl with a potato masher or ricer (electric mixers tend to make potatoes gummy).
  5. Add butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  6. Continue mashing until smooth and fluffy.