Everybody likes mashed potatoes. They are just plain good, especially with some good gravy. Well, if you like mashed potatoes, here is a little something that I think you will love. They are mashed and they are potatoes, but they are made with sweet potatoes and they are delicious.  Easy to make and very tasty. We use to eat these with what we called chicken sauce. Which was just chicken broth that had been thickened a little with some roux or corn starch. Talk about good…well!

I can only leave that to your imagination, but you know I would not lead y’all astray.  This is a great side dish and you will really surprise your family and friends when you put this on your dinner table. Sweet potatoes…they ain’t just for Thanksgiving anymore.

The Texas Chef's Mashed Sweet Potatoes


  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 egg yolk (optional)


  • In a large sauce pan over medium high heat place diced potatoes and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium. Continue to boil until potatoes are soft. Drain very well. In a mixing bowl place potatoes, salt, pepper, cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar. Mix on low to incorporate ingredients and then increase to medium. Add cream and butter and continue mixing. Add egg yolk (optional) and continue mixing until smooth.