Sweet Potatoes with a Kick

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Sweet Potatoes with a Kick Sweet Potatoes with a Kick

Servings: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Difficulty: Easy

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3 large sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch ground cloves


In a large pot, combine the potatoes, sugar, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves. Add enough water to just barely cover the potatoes. Partially cover the pot and simmer, over low heat, until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and add the potatoes to a large bowl. Discard the cinnamon stick and the whole cloves.

Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the ground cinnamon, cayenne, salt, and ground cloves. Pour the mixture over the potatoes and mash to the desired consistency. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot.

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Thanks, Ms. Paula Deen for all you wonderful recipes ..And I loved your show when it was aired ..THANKS !!.

By Veronica Adkins on February 16, 2014


hi Paula, love your ideas for grilled cheese got to try some of them.also like the sweet potato one too. take care thanks.

By kathy on March 11, 2013


I'm not much of a sweet potatoe fan, but this was really good and I'm quite pleased I decided to make this for my family. I'll have to double the recipe for next time though: went way too quickly!

By Toni Thomas on February 18, 2012


These were delicious! My mom HATES sweet potatos, and she tried these and thought they were ok, she took several bites, which is saying a lot! This is my favorite way to have sweet potatos so far!

By Haley Costlow on September 08, 2011


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