Let’s step away from tradition for a second and instead having regular, boring old mashed potatoes for the holidays let’s eat mashed sweet potatoes!
BY KE’ANNA DODDS
Every year our menu always ends up the same no matter how hard we try to deviate. We typically end up eating yams or sweet potatoes. But this year I like the idea of make this process go by just a little bit faster. No more baking, or making the sweet syrupy concoction, or the marshmallows (now wait marshmallows are pretty great – I may need to work those in somewhere). Anyways, this dish can be overwhelmingly time consuming for something that appears to be all so simple.
So how about we just throw everything in one pot and mash it all together and call it a day. No one will ever know that we didn’t plan it from the start.
Health benefits of sweet potatoes vs. white potatoes?
Ultimately potatoes in general no matter what variety can be pretty healthy, everything in moderation right. A lot of research has found that sweet potatoes reign supreme in the health department over white potatoes because of their incredibly high vitamin A content, and they are higher in vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, iron, and phosphorus.
Notes on Ingredients
Please note that this is important information on the ingredients and instructions and the FULL recipe with amounts and details can be found DOWN BELOW (scroll to it) in the recipe card.
For the Mashed Sweet Potatoes:
Why use salt?
A little bit of salt added to sweeter dishes such as these or even dessert enhance the sweetness. I know it may sound weird but just the tiniest bit of salt can alert those taste buds of yours of the sweetness, but don’t overdo it.
How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Here’s how to make some tasty mashed sweet potatoes.
In a pot of boiling water add your peeled and diced sweet potatoes. Cook until fork tender.
Once the sweet potatoes are finished cooking, drain the liquid and all of the remaining ingredients (except pecans if using).
Mash all ingredients together until smooth and well incorporated.
Mix in pecans, if using. Serve warm.
Tips for Success
These tips will help you make sure your Mashed Sweet Potatoes turns out perfect:
Serve the Mashed Sweet Potatoes alongside:
How to Store Leftovers
Sweet Potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for 5 days in an airtight container.
Can This Recipe Be Frozen?
Yes! You can freeze this dressing in an airtight freezer container or Ziplock bag for up to 3 months.
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