Getting Healthy in an Affordably Delicious Way

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Sweet Potato Mash..... Because YOU voted for it!

Allow me to first give credit where credit is due. This recipe that we had for HEALTHY potatoes on Thanksgiving came from Eating Well. Note: for you butter, brown sugar, sweet tooth lovers, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU!
On the other hand, all you sweet potato lovers who are craving healthy mashed potatoes- here you go.
Also- credit to Mom for making this, I had to work and was unable to help cook the dish! BUT I DID FIND THE RECIPE!


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 8 ounces each), peeled and cut into a large dice
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk, warmed slightly
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, optional (I didn't use it!)


Steam the potatoes in a large covered pan fitted with a steamer basket until they are tender, about 8 minutes.
In a large bowl mash the potatoes with the buttermilk and orange juice. Stir in the zest, salt, and nutmeg. Serve the potatoes topped with the butter, if desired.

1 comment:

  1. Uncle Tim and I had these last night - they were YUMMY!!!! I didn't have any buttermilk though - so I just used skim milk with a touch of vinegar in it......:-)
    Love you,
    Aunt Kel