Emeril's Mashed Sweet Potatoes

A Kicked Up Southern Side

GMA Recipes
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Emeril Lagasse cooks his Mashed Sweet Potatoes to accompany a traditional pot roast dinner. Try his take in your kitchen.


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until fork-tender, about 20 minutes.

    Drain and transfer to a bowl. Mash the potatoes with a fork, then add the butter, the cream, vanilla, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Mix well and serve immediately.

    Recipes courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, copyright © 2003.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: sweet potatoes, vanilla extract, heavy cream

    Course: Side Dish, Starch

    More Info: Vegetarian

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