Chile-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Chile-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Chili-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Jennifer May
Chili-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

You don't need those little marshmallows for Thanksgiving or any other time of year. Instead, deploy fresh orange juice, a little orange zest, and some chili powder to give sweet potatoes zing.

8
Servings
28
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • large sweet potatoes (3 1/2 pounds total)
  • 2  Teaspoons  grated orange zest
  • 1/2  Cup  orange juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  light brown sugar
  • 2  Teaspoons  cinnamon
  • 1  Teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Bake the sweet potatoes until they are soft, about 1 hour, 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.

In a small bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, and salt. Scoop the sweet potato flesh into a large bowl. Pour in the orange juice mixture and mash well.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
2g
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
30µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
30mg
3%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
24mg
3%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
47mg
3%
Water
13g
0%

Chile Shopping Tip

Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Chile Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

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