Sweet Potato Mash

Sweet Potato Mash
Staff Writer
Sweet Potato Mash
R. Mission Inc.

Sweet Potato Mash

Healthier than standard mashed potatoes, this recipe uses sweet potatoes and light cream cheese for fewer calories and full flavor.

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4
Servings
418
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

These potatoes can be steamed to preserve more of the flavor and vitamins or boiled if you wish.

Copyright 2011. R. Mission Inc.

Ingredients

  • 4 Pounds sweet potatoes or yams, (4 to 6 yams or about 12 sweet potatoes) peeled and cut into 1- to 1½-inch chunks
  • ¼ stick butter
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ to ½ Cup light cream cheese, as needed to achieve desired consistency
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

To steam the potatoes, place them in a single layer on a rack placed over a large shallow pan of water with a large pot lid to cover. Cook over medium high-heat until tender. Replenish the water in the pan if it boils off before they are tender.

Place the potatoes in a large bowl and mash by hand with a masher. Then, using a beater, whip in the maple syrup, honey, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and enough cream cheese to achieve your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
34g
38%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
57g
44%
Protein
28g
61%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Calcium, Ca
125mg
13%
Fiber, total dietary
12g
48%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
15mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
972mg
65%
Water
4g
0%

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.