If you're tired of the same old "meat and mashed potatoes," a mashed sweet potato recipe can add just the tasty difference you're looking for.
For most sweet potato recipes, (one exception is sweet potato fries), you can substitute canned or frozen sweet potatoes for fresh. Canned sweet potatoes are generally smaller; six to eight canned sweet potatoes are approximately the equivalent of four medium fresh sweet potatoes.
Here are a few yummy mashed sweet potato recipes to start you off.The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook: More than 100 ways to enjoy one of the world's healthiest foods
Oven bake sweet potatoes until tender. Skin and mash baked sweet potatoes. Add orange juice, eggs, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place in buttered casserole.
Topping: Combine topping ingredients. Cut in until mix resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in pecans and sprinkle on top. Return to oven and bake until sweet potatoes are hot and topping is crisp.
Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Drain sweet potatoes, peel and cut into chunks. With mixer on slow spped, mash sweet potatoes adding butter, orange peel, orange juice, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Spoon sweet potato mixture into casserole dish, top with miniature marshmallows and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees until browned.
Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Cool slightly and peel. Mash with salt, butter, and maple syrup. Add cinnamon to taste. Continue to mash with the milk or half-and-half to creamy consistency.
Spray a 1 1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Put the potatoes, cinnamon and ginger in a mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed until almost smooth. Add the broth and beat until potatoes are fluffy. Spoon the potato mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Top with the marshmallows. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until heated through and marshmallows are browned.
Here's a mashed sweet potato recipe with a bit of a "kick." (Not really, of course. The alchohol burns off in the cooking process.)
Put cut up sweet potatoes in a skillet with a little water. Cook, covered, on medium heat for about 15 minutes, occasionally breaking up and mashing the sweet potatoes. Add sugar and vermouth and cook 5-10 minutes more.
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