Brown-Butter Sweet Mashed Potatoes

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for sweet potatoes mashed with buttermilk and maple syrup.
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Kimberly Schlapman whips up some moist and delicious Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts with cinnamon sugar and also creates the perfect Sunday supper with Grilled Spiced Pork Tenderloin and Brown Butter Sweet Mashed Potatoes, as seen on season 2 of Great American Country's Kimberly's Simply Southern.

Cook time: 20 minutes | Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled cut into chunks
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sage, minced
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Place cut sweet potatoes in a pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile place butter into a small pan and melt until it turns brown. You are looking for brown butter. Remove it from the heat and add the sage.

Drain potatoes and pass them through a ricer back into the pot or mash them with a potato masher. Add the butter-sage, buttermilk and maple syrup. Stir to mix. Season with salt and pepper.

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