Brown Sugar Mashed Sweet Potatoes is one of the easiest side dish. Creamy and little sweet! Good with hearty meat like steak and braised beef.
This unusual holiday season calls for unusual traditions. Holiday shopping all done through the internet; small dinner instead of large gatherings; celebrating with families and friends through Zoom calls. It’s not ideal, but this is just temporary. Hang it there!
In the meantime, treat yourself good with something nice this holiday season. We all deserved it. I got myself a bunch of tasty cookies from Hawaii. Even though it’s something small, but that makes me happy! What makes you happy this holiday season?
Today, I’m sharing one of the easiest side dishes either for the holidays or just a regular dinner, Brown Sugar Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Vibrant color, creamy and a little sweet. It’s perfect to go with something hearty and rich, like steaks, BBQ ribs, prime ribs or braised beef.
Just like mashed potatoes, start off by boiling sweet potatoes until they’re fork tender. Sweet potatoes take much less time to cook, only about 20 minutes. Once cooked, mash them with a masher or large fork. Then, add tiny bit of butter and warm milk. Stir until combined and creamy. Last, stir in a little of brown sugar and maybe a pinch of salt. That’s it. No other seasoning is needed. Ready to serve!
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! Stay healthy and eat well!
Brown Sugar Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 2 large sweet potatoes (about 20 ounces total)
- ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 2 – 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Peel and rinse the sweet potatoes. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Put them in a medium pot with cold water, and make sure the water covers the sweet potatoes completely. Season with a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once the water starts to boil, simmer and cook until the sweet potatoes are fork tender, about 15 – 20 minutes.
- Drain the sweet potatoes, and return them to the pot (no heat). Mashed them with a masher or large fork until there is no lump.
- Meanwhile, heat the milk in the microwave for 45 seconds or until warm.
- Add the butter and 1/3 cup warm milk into the mashed sweet potatoes, stir together. If needed, add more warm milk to reach a consistency that you prefer. Stir in 2 tablespoons (not all) brown sugar. Taste and adjust with more sugar if needed. Serve immediately.
- Any brown sugar will do.
- If you prefer the mashed sweet potatoes to be less creamy, you can use hot water (or the water that used to boil the sweet potatoes).