Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Cutting the potatoes into small cubes before boiling prevents them from becoming waterlogged and results in a fluffier finish to this easy side dish.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 4 pound sweet potatoes or white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 10 cups)

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine

  • cup dairy sour cream

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Butter or margarine (optional)

Directions

  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook the potatoes, covered, in enough boiling lightly salted water to cover for 12 minutes or until tender; drain. Remove potatoes from pan.

  2. Add the butter to the hot Dutch oven and let it melt. Add the potatoes to the Dutch oven; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in the sour cream, milk, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Transfer to a serving dish. If desired, place a dot of butter on top. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Tips

Prepare potatoes through Step 2 but do not heat through. Transfer to a 2-1/2- to 3-quart casserole. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Before serving, preheat oven to 325F. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until heated through.

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes:

Prepare as above. Before serving, drizzle 1/4 cup maple syrup over potatoes and sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or almonds, toasted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
8g Fat
46g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4.1mg 21%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 714mg 15%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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