Orange Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you’re looking for a side dish to add to your Thanksgiving feast, try these mashed sweet potatoes with orange and spices.


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped pecan pieces


  • Cook potatoes in a large pot of boiling water for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain water and allow potatoes to cool enough to peel skin.
  • Mash potatoes with butter, syrup, orange juice, zest and spices.
  • Put mashed sweet potatoes in serving dish; garnish with chopped pecans.