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Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I created these mashed sweet potatoes shortly after my firstborn began eating solid food. She loved them then and still does today, as does her little sister. The recipe is a staple in our home year-round, but especially at our holiday dinner table. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 10 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes (about 6 potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Place sweet potatoes in a large Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat remaining ingredients until bubbles form around sides of pan; remove from heat.
  • Drain potatoes; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding cream mixture.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 208 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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