Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I grew up in a family where dinner normally consisted of a meat, vegetable, and potato; it is what I consider a “traditional” meal. I still often cook this way even though my husband thinks it is sort of weird. Let me give you a sneak peek into our marriage and some of our dinners – not that it’s very interesting.

While he doesn’t really eat anything for breakfast, he seems to be an empty pit lunch. In his defense, he runs about 3 miles a day which probably increases his appetite.When making a “traditional” dinner, I usually suggest my family go to – meat, vegetable, and starch of some sort. Bryan will then discourage me from making the potato – saying he doesn’t need it. If I go with his suggestion, I find him snacking while cleaning up dinner – not to mention the late night snacks as well. On the nights I make a starch, he doesn’t snack as much. So – I stand by the starch and say he does probably need it. It is also pretty tricky for me to not eat with him every time he gets up for a snack, especially when he goes for the chocolate. But I digress…

Mashed sweet potatoes are my fave starch. I definitely prefer a sweet potato over a baked potato and the mashing process is easy enough for me to do with any meal.

Make dinner a bit more special with these easy Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes Mashed {The Love Nerds}

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • ½ cup milk (I use skim)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (add more to taste)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (add more to taste)
Instructions
  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut down into chunks. (They will soften faster that way.)
  2. Bring a pot of water to boil and add the sweet potatoes. Let boil for about 15 minutes or until tender. (If you are cooking more sweet potatoes, it will take longer.)
  3. Pour into a strainer when potatoes are done then return the potatoes to the pot.
  4. Mash the potatoes
  5. Add milk, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Taste and see if you like them a little sweeter.

**Note – most people I know add a little butter into the mix. I personally don’t feel like I am missing anything taste wise without butter but add if you would prefer. ***

Make dinner a bit more special with these easy Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes Mashed {The Love Nerds}

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