Sweet potato recipes are often smothered in sugar but my recipe uses honey instead of refined sugar, making it a super healthy side dish for the family! Mashed Sweet Potatoes are very easy to make and this recipe will be ready in 20-25 minutes. With some real butter and cinnamon, my Mashed Sweet Potatoes came out perfect. You can serve it with any type of meat and have a nutritious and healthy dinner.
Did you know that sweet potatoes have more fiber and vitamin A than regular potatoes?
You can make this delicious side dish with sweet potatoes or yams if you like. Sweet potatoes and yams contain antioxidants, which are compounds in plants that protect your cells from damage. A 2008 study published in the “Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture” reports that sweet potatoes might reduce cholesterol levels, which can reduce your risk of heart disease. Yams have similar properties that can help reduce your risk of heart disease. The antioxidants and vitamin B6 in yams can also help reduce premenstrual symptoms, according to Michael T. Murray, author of “The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods.”
Homemade Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- About 3 medium-large sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- In a large pot, boil the peeled and cubed sweet potatoes until tender (about 10-15 minutes), and drain in a colander.
- Return cooked sweet potatoes to the pan, add butter, honey, cinnamon and salt and mash until smooth and creamy. Adjust salt to taste if necessary.
- Category: Side Dish