When selecting your sweet potatoes for this Mashed Sweet Potato recipe, look for garnet yams – these are the red sweet potatoes masquerading as yams! Please read the disclaimers in our. The potatoes can be doctored with additional butter, etc., but they still aren’t the same in my opinion. You can even add additional butter for a better thawed result. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need: Sweet potato: I use one VERY large sweet potato in this recipe. Recipes developed by Vered DeLeeuw, CNC Nutritionally reviewed by Rachel Benight MS, RD, CPT. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Sweet potatoes come in 4 colors: purple, orange, yellow and white. If you do leave the skin on, it’s probably a good idea to use your food processor though. This Mashed Sweet Potato recipe is mega creamy, buttery, salty, sweet and savory; but the deliciousness doesn’t stop there, I’ve also included ways to mix up the flavor profile from adding bacon, cheese and nuts, to brown butter, garlic and herbs. Drain your sweet potatoes by transferring them to a colander and letting them sit for several minutes, shaking occasionally, then patting dry before transferring to the mixing bowl. The dark bottom of your pantry or covered bins placed on the cool ground are optimal. Here’s how: You can reheat Mashed Sweet Potatoes in the oven, slow cooker or microwave: Mashed Sweet Potatoes should be transferred to an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator. When stored properly, they are good for about four days. When I just started out cooking for my young family, one night I decided to make mashed potatoes. If you are not a texture critic, or the mashed sweet potatoes are going to be blanketed in sauce, then feel free to freeze them. *, Cystic fibrosis survivor, lung & kidney transplant recipient, LOVER of life and FOOD! You may also use Jewel or Beauregard, which are also sweet potatoes often confused as yams. You’ll only need six simple ingredients to make this tasty side dish. When the potatoes are mixed, the cells are ruptured and release starch. Kosher salt: If using fine salt, you might want to reduce the amount you use. This helps the steam escape … The potatoes are done when you can EASILY pierce the largest cube with a fork. Use very tender cooked sweet potatoes so they blend into creamy perfection. Most of our recipes are low-carb (or keto) and gluten-free, but some are not. The time varies depending on how large the potato chunks are, how large of a pot you have, how deep of a pot, the type of pot and stove. You start by cooking the sweet potato in the microwave. Scoop massed sweet potatoes onto a parchment lined baking sheet using a cookie scoop so they are not touching (you may use more than one scoop per serving). Reserve the fresh chives for after mashing. A stale spice can easily ruin a dish. Bring to a boil (I cover to speed up the process, then uncover); reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes or until very tender when pierced with a fork; drain VERY WELL. My favorite method is a handheld electric mixer. Yes, you will want to peel the sweet potatoes before cubing them to roast or add to the boiling water. They make a fantastic everyday side to chicken, steak and seafood but are scrumptious enough for company and your Thanksgiving and Christmas table. Yes! On a cutting board, use your fingers to peel the cooked sweet potato. Keep mixing and mashing with a fork (or with a hand masher) until the sweet potato mash is uniform and smooth, about 1 more minute. Add additional milk and melted butter as needed. 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