This might be the easiest butter pecan sweet potato mash recipe ever

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You have to try this butter pecan twist on traditional sweet potato mash this Thanksgiving. Your family will be asking for seconds!


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes

  • 1 tablespoons browned butter

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Tools used


  • Pierce all sides of the sweet potatoes with a fork. Cook potatoes in the microwave on high for 13 minutes, turning midway through. Let cool slightly.

  • Cut potatoes in half, scooping out the centers and placing them in a medium-sized bowl. Mash using a potato masher.

  • Mix potatoes with browned butter, milk and salt until smooth.

  • Place in a serving dish and top with chopped pecans.