The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans
Mashed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect holiday side dish or make them for an easy weeknight dinner.
Servings 4 servings
- 2 lb Sweet Potatoes
- 1 c Half and Half
- 3 Tbsp Butter (Reserve 1 Tbsp)
- 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 c Chopped Pecans
Peel sweet potatoes.
Cut into 1-inch pieces.
Add 2 Tbsp. butter and sweet potatoes to a saucepan.
Cook over medium heat until the potatoes begin to soften, 3-5 minutes.
Add half and half and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and continue a slow simmer.
Cook until potatoes become super tender. Approximately 20 - 25 minutes. Stir frequently to keep potatoes from sticking or burning on the bottom.
Remove potatoes from heat. Using either a potato masher or a hand mixer, mash the potatoes until they become smooth.
Mix in pecans and remaining 1 Tbsp of butter. Transfer to a serving dish and serve warm.