Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Jennifer H


I wanted to try something different with the sweet potatoes - something easy to do on a weeknight - and this is it! Very easy to put together and even more excellent when paired with the Chicken with Smoked Paprika and Bourbon I made up to go along with it!

Adapted from Simply Recipes.


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15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    garnet sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    bourbon or whiskey (i used pendleton)
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes


  1. Prepare sweet potatoes and place them in a deep pot. Fill with water to cover, toss in a bit of salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil until tender, 15-20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and drain water from potatoes. In the same pot, add butter and bourbon. On the counter, cover the pot for 5 minutes to let the butter melt.
  3. Remove cover and add brown sugar. Use a potato masher to incorporate ingredients and to mash potatoes. Add vanilla and continue to mash until desired consistency.
  4. Adjust to taste with more bourbon, butter or brown sugar. Drool. Enjoy!

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