You are here: Home » Recipes » Mashed Sweet Potatoes Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe by Chinet® Yield 6 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 2 pounds sweet potatoes or yams, scrubbed2 tablespoons unsalted butter2 tablespoons dark amber maple syrup, grade A or B1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed Freshly ground black pepper Instructions Preheat the oven to 400F. Pierce the sweet potatoes 2 or 3 times with a fork. Bake in a roasting pan for 45 to 60 minutes, until tender. Cut the potatoes in half, lengthwise. Hold the sweet potatoes with a potholder or towel and scoop out the potato flesh into a food mill or ricer. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter, syrup, zest and vinegar over medium heat. Remove from the heat and mash the sweet potatoes in the pan. Stir to combine evenly. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.