Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Holidays Recipes Veggies and Fruit

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Honey & Pecan Topping

This side dish is a staple on our holiday table, but honestly it’s good any time of year. ┬áConsider varying the spices and topping to accommodate your tastes, but this is the best version I’ve ever had.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Honey & Pecan Topping

Author Carrie Hill


  • 3-4 lbs Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Milk or Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Pecans chopped
  • 3-4 Tbsp Clover Honey


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into like-size chunks - I generally do 1-2 inch chunks. Cover with cold water and bring them to a low boil and simmer until soft
  3. Drain and dump into the bowl of your mixer while still hot, add the butter, milk or cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves and mash/whip until smooth.
  4. Slide into a greased baking dish and level
  5. Top with chopped pecans and drizzle the honey over the top
  6. Bake for 30 minutes

AboutCarrie Hill

Carrie Hill is the mother of 2 human children, and 5 fur babies. She has a husband who is a great guy, a good food tester, but a bit of a nut, just like her. She enjoys writing, reading, cooking and baking in her spare time.