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Sweet Potato Biscuits
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins

Homemade sweet potato biscuits are an easy side dish for any Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! The sweet potato adds a unique flavor and texture to the rolls. We have them every year!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Biscuits
Servings: 20 -25 biscuits
Author: Michelle
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2" cubes
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10 Tbsp butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1/3-1 cup milk (whole, 2% or skim)
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. In a saucepan over high heat, cook sweet potatoes (in enough water to cover) to boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 12-15 minutes, until fork tender. Drain, mash, and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbles.
  5. Stir in milk and cooled sweet potatoes (start with 1/3 cup of milk, and drizzle in more if dough is too dry and won't come together) and mix until dough is just combined.
  6. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and cut dough in half. Roll each half into a circle, 1/4"-1/2" in thickness, and cut dough with a circle biscuit cutter. Or, pat each half of dough into a square and cut into equal pieces.
  7. Makes between 20-25 biscuits.
  8. Place biscuits 2" apart on 2 ungreased large cookie sheets.
  9. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.