Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Makes 6 servings of ½ cup each

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  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • ¼ stick butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)


  1. Wash your hands with soap and hot water.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into large chunks.
  3. Turn the eye of the stove to medium-high heat.
  4. Put the sweet potato chunks into a large pot. Cover the sweet potato chunks with water.
  5. Put the pot on the stove and let the water come to a boil.
  6. Boil until the sweet potato pieces are tender.
  7. Drain off the water. Keep the sweet potatoes in the pot.
  8. Add the milk and butter to the pot.
  9. Mash the potatoes until they are mixed with the milk and butter.
  10. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg to the potatoes (optional). Stir.
  11. Serve the potatoes while they are hot.
  12. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.