Healthy Lifestyle-My family loves sweet potatoes and I've found that nearly anything you can do with white potatoes, you can do with sweet potatoes. The bonus? More flavor and a delicious texture! Plus you are loading up on fiber, complex carbs, and beta carotene. Here are some of the variations my family loves.
Tips & Tricks-Anything you can do with sweet potatoes, you can also do with banana, butternut, or acorn squash. All these variations are also delicious using squash, and the sweet breakfast varieties are yummy made with mashed pumpkin.
Prep: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Peel, cut, & boil 6 sweet potatoes or yams until tender. Mash with desired seasonings.
Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes- Mash with butter, 2 minced garlic cloves, salt & pepper to taste.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Gravy- Mash with 1/8 cup milk, serve with roast beef & gravy.
Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes-Top mashed sweet potatoes with melted cottage cheese, salt & pepper to taste.
Twice Cooked Sweet Potatoes-Stir butter, chives, garlic & sour cream into mashed sweet potatoes. Put in baking dish & top with melted cheddar cheese, heat until cheese is melted & potatoes are heated through.
Sour Cream Mashed Sweet Potatoes-Mash with butter, chives, & sour cream.
Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes- Mash with 1 Tbs brown sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon. Serve with eggs and/or pancakes.
Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes-Mash with butter & maple syrup. Serve with pancakes.
Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes-Mash with butter, 2 minced garlic cloves, salt & pepper to taste. Serve with sausage and/or eggs.