Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes can be lackluster but can also be mind bogglingly good. My sweet potato mash uses two ingredients and one (not-so) unique cooking method for the best whipped mashed potatoes!

    This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever! #sweetpotatomash #mashedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

    This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever!

    I’m so tired of ho-hum mashed potatoes, especially sweet potatoes recipes. Everyone does them with brown sugar, marshmallows and more. And that is good and all, but I’m flipping the script!

    This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever! #sweetpotatomash #mashedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Most people boil their potatoes before mashing with loads of butter, sour cream and milk. And for sweet potatoes, they add brown sugar and molasses.

    Instead, I bake mine to naturally caramelize those sugars and really capitalize on the sweet potato taste. Not to say I don’t add a little brown sugar for the molassed touch.

    This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever! #sweetpotatomash #mashedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

    It also uses a bay leaf infused half and half or cream for mild aromatics and zingy flavor. I am a fiend for butter, so I still add a pad when serving.

    This mashed sweet potato recipe was originally made with chorizo and had a smoky and spicy flavor. While I still like it with chorizo and red pepper flakes, this version of whipped sweet potatoes is a little more vestile and traditional, making it the ideal holiday side dish.

    This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever! #sweetpotatomash #mashedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Did you know how many sweet potato benefits there are? Well they come packed with benefits that could help everyone!

    They are a great source of fiber, as well as providing iron, calcium, selenium and come packed with vitamin B and C. They could even be a way to help regulate blood sugar in type 2 diabetes… unless you cover them in sugar and marshmallows. Hehe.

    This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever! #sweetpotatomash #mashedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you love this mashed sweet potatoes recipe, be sure to check out these other easy sweet potato recipes:

    This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever! #sweetpotatomash #mashedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

     

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    This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever! #sweetpotatomash #mashedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com
    Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    1 hr
    Total Time
    1 hr 15 mins
     
    This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever!
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: mashed sweet potatoes
    Servings: 10
    Calories: 219 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 4 large sweet potatoes
    • 2 cups half &half or cream
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
    Instructions
    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Scrub and clean sweet potatoes. Prick all over with a fork and place in an oven safe baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until fork tender.

    2. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, bring half & half or cream to a low simmer, add bay leaves. Simmer for 5 minutes, do not boil or scald. 

    3. Cut each sweet potato in half and remove meat. It should easily peel away from the skins. Place into a large food processor. Combine half & half mixture, orange juice, brown sugar and Kosher salt in the blender, puree until smooth and it lightens in color. 

    4. Serve immediately. Garnish or serve with traditional mashed potato toppings like sour cream, butter, salt and pepper or scallions. 

    5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Recipe Notes

    If you want the spicy version, add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes when blending and top it with 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled chorizo sausage. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 219 Calories from Fat 153
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 17g 26%
    Saturated Fat 10g 50%
    Cholesterol 65mg 22%
    Sodium 279mg 12%
    Potassium 217mg 6%
    Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 4g
    Protein 1g 2%
    Vitamin A 161.7%
    Vitamin C 3.9%
    Calcium 4.9%
    Iron 1.8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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