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How to Make Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Give your sweet potatoes a kick and spice up any entree with this simple recipe.


  • Step 1: Prepare the potatoes Peel and dice the potatoes. Take the butter out of the refrigerator and bring it to room temperature.
  • Step 2: Boil them Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, fill it with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let them simmer for 15 minutes or until soft.
  • Step 3: Drain potatoes Drain the potatoes in a colander.
  • Step 4: Process the potatoes Put the potatoes in a food processor. Add the maple syrup, salt, cayenne, and chili powder. Process for one minute while adding the butter 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • TIP: If you don't have a food processor, use a potato masher to mash the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Step 5: Warm and serve Transfer the potatoes back to the saucepan, heat on low, and stir until warm. Serve and enjoy!
  • FACT: Did you know? The record for the world's largest sweet potato is 81 pounds!

You Will Need

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 white potato
  • 6 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp. pure chili powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • A potato peeler
  • A colander
  • A food processor

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