Dorm Life: Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Dorm Life: Mashed Sweet Potatoes


I am not quite sure what possessed me to buy a sweet potato.  Don’t get me wrong; I absolutely love sweet potatoes.  I could eat them on a daily basis.  However, I live in a dorm room and eat all of my meals in a cafeteria.  I really had no need for a sweet potato.  For some reason, though, I did indeed buy a sweet potato, and it sat on top of my mini fridge for a full week.  Taunting me.  I had to make something.  I couldn’t let such a tasty food go to waste.  What could I do?

After 168 full hours of not touching the potato, I knew that something had to be done.  I washed the potato, pulled out my college cooking utensils, and set to work.

Let me just mention that a butter knife does not cut a raw sweet potato very easily.  I eventually resorted to stabbing the potato, twisting the knife, and breaking the potato with my hands.  It wasn’t pretty, but it worked.  I boiled the cubes in my hot pot, mashed them with a fork, and stirred in cinnamon and almond milk for flavor and creaminess.  Delicious!

Simple Mashed Sweet Potatoes


  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • 1/2 tbs. milk
  • cinnamon to taste


  • Boil cubed sweet potato until completely cooked.  I consider the potato cooked when I can easily mash it with a fork.
  • Drain.
  • Transfer potato cubes to a plate and mash with a fork.
  • Transfer to bowl.  Stir in milk and cinnamon.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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