Smashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe -

Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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"Sweet potatoes with orange and bourbon. I use 1/2 cup sugar but if you prefer candied sweet potatoes, use the whole cup. Orange juice can be substituted for the bourbon if you are serving to small children."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings


  1. Boil sweet potatoes until tender.
  2. Peel and mash until more or less lumpless. Add brown sugar, orange juice and rind, bourbon, butter or margarine, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well. Spread in shallow dish (10 inch deep dish pie plate works well).
  3. Bake 30 minutes in a 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven. Top with marshmallows and broil very briefly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 22, 2004

I have made this recipe just as it is (except with a little less bourbon :) or have combined it with a sweet potato souffle recipe and it has been phenomenal both ways. Whenever Thanksgiving comes around my friends are constently asking for the recipe. To combine it with a souffle recipe I simply fold in one or two eggs and add about a teaspoon of vanilla to the recipe. I then add a crubled pecan topping that consists of pecans, brown sugar, and butter. Yum!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2012

This was ok, I have a better one that I use all the time and want to keep the best so will discard this one.


9 Ratings

Nov 04, 2007

Loved it and so did my family. It's now my favorite recipe for sweet potatoes!

Feb 03, 2010

Great dish! I loved the addition of the orange flavor and zest in sweet potatoes! No bourbon and don't need marshmallows - it's sweet enough. Maybe candied pecans on top would give it a nice crunch?

Jan 26, 2010

These are excellent smashed sweet potatoes. I omitted the marshmallows and bourbon. Instead of juicing an orange, I just used a quarter cup of orange juice. I also roasted the potatoes before blending in the butter and spices. Then I only baked them for about ten minutes. Tasted so incredibly delicious. Thank you - I will use this recipe again.

Nov 06, 2009

This was very, very good - I used the orange juice instead of the bourbon and it turned out great - thanks for the recipe!

Apr 08, 2010

These were good - my 2 yr old ate them right up, so that was great.


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  • Calories
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.1 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 6.5 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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