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Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon, molasses and heavy cream are added to these sweet potatoes for a truly kicked up flavor. Serve this with roast chicken, turkey, or pork.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Place the potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake until the potatoes are tender and starting to ooze sugary syrup, about 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on their size. Remove from the oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.

  • Cut a slit down each potato and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. Discard the skins. Add the cream, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, and salt and beat on high speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Cover to keep warm, or gently reheat before serving.