Browned Butter Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Browned Butter Bourbon Mashed Sweet PotatoesRecipe
Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
Sweet potatoes laced with bourbon, butter, and cream--what could be better?


Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Total time: 35 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 208
Fat 4.7 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fiber 5.2 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 301 mg
Calcium 72 mg


1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup half-and-half


1. Place garlic and potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 18 minutes or until tender. Drain. Place potatoes in a large bowl.

2. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add butter; cook 2 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Stir in bourbon and sugar; bring to a simmer. Return potato mixture to pan. Stir in salt and pepper; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in half-and-half.