Sweet Potato Recipe

With Rum! - A "Southern Flair?"

Restaurant Starch Recipe

This restaurant Sweet Potato Recipe was developed for a Women's Networking group who wanted something with a bit of a "southern flair."

Is it the coconut and/or the pecans? Or the rum! ;-0

Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe with Rum

Restaurant Starch Recipe

Preparation time: 45 minutes.  Number of servings: 6-8.



  • Two pounds mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Orange zest (grated orange peel) for additional garnish(optional)



  • Combine and mash above ingredients except coconut and 1 tablespoon butter
  • Leave a few small lumps
  • Bake in casserole dish at 325 degrees F for 35 minutes
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter and toss with coconut
  • Sprinkle border of coconut around edge of pan
  • Bake 10-15 minutes
  • Sprinkle with orange zest, if desired.

As an option you could substitute pecans (chopped or whole) for the coconut or use a little of each.

Sweet potatoes may be boiled or baked. If baked, allow them to cool enough to handle, cut open and scoop out into a bowl and mash with other ingredients.

Serve this restaurant recipe for sweet potatoes with baked ham, roast turkey, roast pork, roast prime rib or as a buffet side dish.

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ENJOY your mashed sweet potatoes and those you share it with! I know the ladies networking group certainly did. ;-)


"In the southern half of the country perhaps no crop has larger possibilities for a quick increase in the production of food for both men and animals than the sweet potato."

David F. Houston