Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Orange Essence and Walnuts

Sweet potatoes, in some form or another, make it on to just about any Thanksgiving menu. Growing up we always had the Betty Crocker candied "yams" with marshmallows and brown sugar and they were, and still are, so good! That used to be the only time of year or pretty much the only meal that we would eat sweet potatoes at our house. Now, I use them a lot through the fall and winter months. They are delicious and wonderful and very versatile.

If you're looking for a great sweet potato side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, then look no further. These sweet potatoes are packed with healthy goodness and bursting with flavor. They are not too sweet and the orange is just subtle enough to not be over powering.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Orange Essence
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into a large dice
1/4 cup buttermilk (I used almond milk to make it dairy-free)
zest and juice of 1 orange
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 tsp nutmeg
1 TBS butter

chopped walnuts
brown sugar

Boil or steam potatoes in a large covered pan until they are tender (about 8 minutes). In a large bowl mash potatoes with the buttermilk, orange juice and butter. Stir in zest, salt and nutmeg. Serve the potatoes topped with a little brown sugar and chipped walnuts.

SOURCE:Perkins Recipes

Looking for more sweet potato recipes?
Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Ginger Sweet Potato Muffins
Sweet Potato Pancakes with Pecan Butter

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  1. This looks delish and such a great dish for fall or thanksgiving. Might have to book mark this one and make it myself.

  2. I thought this one looked farmiliar! Great source.


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