Chile-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Chile-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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
89
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.1g
0.2%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Protein
1g
3%
Carbs
21g
7%
Vitamin A
583µg
65%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.3%
Vitamin C
10mg
17%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
1.8%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
36mg
4%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
14µg
3%
Iron
0.7mg
3.7%
Magnesium
23mg
6%
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
2.8%
Phosphorus
42mg
6%
Potassium
318mg
9%
Sodium
128mg
5%
Sugars, added
2g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
1.9%

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