Sweet Potatoes


A while back I posted another recipe that  I sometimes make for my family. This recipe is the recipe I generally use. It’s so good. This one is simple. You need a few basic ingredients.

This recipe smells like fall. It’s a recipe I can get the boy helping with. It’s something that’s got more dietary needs than let’s say mashed potatoes. I really have never been a huge sweet potato fan, but it’s a good alternative.

We never grew these when I was a kid. We had regular potatoes, but never sweet potatoes. Really, we only grew things like cucumbers, corn, green beans, cabbage, and potatoes. I guess my family just typically eats more of these things than anything else. I had never eaten asparagus or Brussel sprouts until this year. I never ate collard greens until I was an adult either. I’m not a huge fan of asparagus, but I will eat it. This makes me wonder…what is ya’lls favorite veggie? What’s your least favorite veggie??

4-5 medium sized sweet potatoes

bag of marshmallows

brown sugar and cinnamon to taste

pinch of salt

1/8-1/4 cup butter

Peel and cut your potatoes. Boil them until soft. Mash the potatoes and add in the butter. Get out a hand mixer and mix until a creamier consistency. I prefer no chunks in mine. Add cinnamon and sugar. I usually use a few tablespoons of sugar and maybe about 1/4-1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. I didn’t list the amounts, because everyone’s taste is different. I prefer them not to be super sweet. Add salt. Mix until combined. Put in a baking dish. Top with marshmallows. Put under broiler until melted and browned.  Watch carefully, or it’ll burn.


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