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Southern Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes remind me more of Southern cooking than any other vegetable. I cannot remember a holiday that sweet potatoes were not served in a variety of ways. Here is one of my favorite holiday sweet potato recipes.


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 tablespoons 1/2 stick butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place potatoes in large pot and add water to just cover them.  Set heat to high and boil potatoes until tender, and then drain.
  • Place potatoes back into the pot and fold in butter and sugar until dissolved.  Blend in spices with a hand mixer until well incorporated and potatoes are smooth.  Serve hot with extra butter!