Quick Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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  • 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings

Quick and flavorful, these sweet potatoes go great with pork, ham, and even lamb. A little maple syrup and orange juice jazz up these mashed sweet potatoes.

Boil or steam the sweet potatoes and then mash with the syrup and seasonings.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, dark or grade B if possible
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter

How to Make It

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch slices.
  2. In a deep skillet or saucepan, bring a few inches of water to a boil. add the sweet potatoes, cover the pan, and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until very tender. Alternatively, steam slices over simmering water in a covered pan.
  3. Put the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add the maple syrup, salt, pepper, orange juice, and butter. Mash or beat until well blended. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

    Serves 6.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 259
    Total Fat 4 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Unsaturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 10 mg
    Sodium 84 mg
    Carbohydrates 53 g
    Dietary Fiber 6 g
    Protein 4 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)