Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Looking for a tasty alternative to regular mashed potatoes? Try mashed sweet potatoes.  
Yield 4-6 servings
Time 40 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes, depending on cooking method
Tools
  • Saucepan (if boiling or steaming)
  • Masher
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed and unpeeled
  • salt and pepper

Optional seasonings (stir in one or more)

  • several T olive oil
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 2 T molasses
  • A few T bourbon

Optional toppings

Directions There are three ways to cook sweet potatoes in preparation for mashing:

1. Baking: Stab each potato with a fork several times, then bake at 400º for 50-60 minutes, depending on size.

2. Boiling: Boil potatoes whole, 20-40 minutes.

3. Steaming: Steam, covered, over boiling water, 30-50 minutes.

The potatoes are ready when they are very soft when pierced with a fork. Once cooked, you can peel them, if desired.

Mash, add seasonings, and serve.

Notes

Vegetarian cookingThis recipe is part of my Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

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