Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Continuing my sweet potato kick, here is my recipe for mashed sweet potatoes. Perfect amount of sweet and cinnamon flavor to add to your holiday meal. 

This recipe is simple. We need more simplicity at the holidays, right!? On top of all the chaos of parties and gift giving you have to make a beautiful meal/dish too?  This recipe will help you. You don’t even need a special kitchen tool! I used a potato masher to blend the potatoes. Once the potatoes are soft from boiling they don’t take much to blend. Whatever kitchen tool you can muster will do the trick.


Another thing I love about sweet potatoes is they are much healthier than regular white potatoes, and to top it off this recipe is dairy free
You can check out my post on the nutritional value of potatoes hereMy family usually has both white and sweet potatoes on the table to please everyone.   Lastly - how about that bright orange color!? What a beautiful dish to add to the table. 

You can make this a couple days in advance. They will keep well in the fridge. Just be careful you don't do too much taste testing - or you'll need to make more! 

Price: Coconut Milk is around $2.59 per quart. Sweet potatoes are usually $.99 per pound.

Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe
Serves 6

Ingredients
3-4 large Sweet Potatoes
½ cup Coconut Milk
2 Tbsp. Honey
1 tsp. Cinnamon

Directions
1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
2. Peel sweet potatoes and add to boiling water.
3. Cook for 15 minutes.
4. Drain water. Keep the potatoes in the pot.
5. Mash potatoes with a potato masher.
6. Add coconut milk, honey and cinnamon and continue mashing unil mixed.
7. Serve hot. 


Cut the potatoes into small pieces. They will cook faster.

The masher makes quick work of blending the potatoes. 

Yum!

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