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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Need a swift side dish? Try these spiced sweet potatoes from out Test Kitchen. They're quick to cook and easy to mash in a food processor.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (2 pounds), peeled and quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Place sweet potatoes on rack in a 6-qt. pressure cooker; add water. Close cover securely; place pressure regulator on vent pipe. Bring cooker to full pressure over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 8 minutes. (Pressure regulator should maintain a slow steady rocking motion; adjust heat if needed.)
  • Remove from the heat; allow pressure to drop on it's own. Drain. transfer sweet potatoes to a food processor. Add the butter, honey, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper; cover and process until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 195 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • ajnickymom
    Feb 27, 2013

    Awesome with a pork roast!

  • rlietz
    Jan 20, 2013

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  • kposton
    Apr 30, 2011

    What a gread side! It was wonderful with roast chicken and a salad.

  • silvrhwk
    Oct 27, 2010

    Oh man was this good! My very first time cooking sweet potatoes, and it was fabulous! I used an electric (digital) pressure cooker with an elevated "rack," and set it to 10 minutes instead of 8. Might have been just a wee bit too long, but it was still amazing. Also added a bit of cream and brown sugar to the mix after mashing. My husband was so impressed he asked me to make it again. Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe.

  • christinagriffith
    Dec 2, 2009

    It was good. It turned out a little watery though and not as creamy as I had hoped for.

  • hollyez
    May 22, 2009

    This was a great hit tonight. My daughter who doesn't care for sweet potatoes at all, states she not only enjoyed it, but would eat it again. I did add cream at the time I added the honey,salt, etc... I think it made it a bit smoother in texture. Thanks so much!

  • upnorthmi
    May 2, 2007

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