Copycat Applebee’s Sweet Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Sweet potatoes can be made so many different ways, but the mashed way is so underrated. This meal is so sweet you’d think it’s a dessert. Not only are they delicious, but super easy to make as well!

Copycat Applebee’s Sweet Mashed Potatoes Recipe

How To Make Copycat Applebee’s Sweet Mashed Potatoes

Rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, these sweet mashed potatoes are not only healthy but also delicious and filling.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins


  • lb sweet potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • salt and ground white pepper, to taste
  • water, as needed

For Serving:

  • 1 tbsp pecans, or walnuts, roasted


  1. Cover your potatoes with enough water in a soup pot. Bring this to a boil, and continue boiling until potatoes are soft, roughly 15 minutes.

  2. While waiting, combine your milk, butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

  3. Continue simmering until the sugar has dissolved and milk has reduced by half, roughly 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Drain and mash the potatoes, then slowly pour your milk mixture in batches, folding in between, until smooth.

  5. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

  6. Portion accordingly. Garnish with walnuts and serve immediately.


  • Sugar: 20g
  • :
  • Calcium: 169mg
  • Calories: 401kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 776mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 143mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 27415IU
  • Vitamin C: 5mg
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