Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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  • 4 lbs sweet potatoes (about 10 cups) or 4 lbs white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes ( about 10 cups)
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook the potatoes, covered, in enough boiling lightly salted water to cover for 12 minutes or until tender; drain. Remove potatoes from pan.
  2. Add the butter to the hot Dutch oven and let it melt. Add the potatoes to the Dutch oven; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in the sour cream, milk, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Transfer to a serving dish. If desired, place a dot of butter on top. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
  3. Make-ahead directions: Prepare potatoes through Step 2 but do not heat through. Transfer to a 2-1/2- to 3-quart casserole. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Before serving, preheat oven to 325°F Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until heated through.��.
  4. Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Prepare as above. Before serving, drizzle 1/4 cup maple syrup over potatoes and sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or almonds, toasted.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 174.62 Kcal (731 kJ)
Calories from fat 40.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.53g 7%
Cholesterol 12.48mg 4%
Sodium 187.21mg 8%
Potassium 533.23mg 11%
Total Carbs 30.99g 10%
Sugars 6.3g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4.56g 18%
Protein 3.49g 7%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 5%
Vitamin A 1.6mg 52%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Calcium 62.1mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 104.14 Kcal (436 kJ)
Calories from fat 24.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.7g 7%
Cholesterol 7.45mg 4%
Sodium 111.65mg 8%
Potassium 318.02mg 11%
Total Carbs 18.48g 10%
Sugars 3.76g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2.72g 18%
Protein 2.08g 7%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 52%
Iron 0.9mg 8%
Calcium 37mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.1
  • 4

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

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