Emeril's Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Emeril Lagasse Cooks Thanksgiving Dinner

GMA Recipes
Cook Time: min

Still looking for the perfect dishes for Thanksgiving Day? Emeril Lagasse shared his Thanksgiving menu on Good Morning America.


  • 1 3/4 to 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350° F.

    Place the potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet.

    Bake until tender and starting to ooze sugary syrup, about 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending upon their size. Remove from the oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.

    Cut a slit down each potato and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. Discard the skins. Add the cream, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, and salt and beat on high speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

    Cover to keep warm, or gently reheat before serving.

    Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, copyright © 2003.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: sweet potatoes, heavy cream, bourbon

    Course: Vegetable, Starch, Side Dish

    More Recipes You May Like
    Elizabeth Karmel's Sweet Potato Bourbon Mash
    From Hill Country and 'Chef's Table'
    Diane's Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    Holiday Food Without the Guilt
    Emeril's Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
    A Sweet Finish to Your Holiday Feast
    Emeril's Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    A Kicked Up Southern Side
    Emeril's Caramelized Cane Syrup Sweet Potatoes
    A Sweet and Savory Side You Won't Want to Miss
    Maya Angelou's Sweet Potatoes McMillan
    Treat Yourself to Maya Angelou's Sweet Potatoes
    Emeril's Grilled Sweet Potato Salad
    Perfect Side Dish for Pork Loin
    Marcus Samuelsson's Spicy Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans
    Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans With a Kick
    U.S. Marines' Mashed Potatoes
    The U.S. Marines share their recipe for mashed potatoes during Fleet Week.