Easy Mashed Sweet Potato recipe – this recipe is one you need to add to your Thanksgiving menu.
Thanksgiving dinner is one of my favorite dinners to plan and to cook. I think it is because there are so many great memories attached to the holiday.
My Father was a lover of sweet potatoes and so am I. He would always make a candied sweet potato casserole using sweet potatoes from a can, lots of brown sugar, marshmallows and nuts. He and I would eat it up.
Now that Big and I are eating cleaner I knew that I would have to switch up my sweet potato recipe. I knew it needed to be cleaner and full of real ingredients.
Before I get to this easy mashed sweet potato recipe, I want to share some of the health benefits of sweet potatoes.
- Sweet potatoes are full of antioxidants
- They are anti-inflammatory due to vitamin C, vitamin B6, beta-carotene, and manganese
- They are soothing to the stomach. Vitamins B and C and potassium, beta-carotene, and calcium healing of stomach ulcers.
- Good source of fiber
We love sweet potatoes any time of the year. To me, there was nothing better than a baked sweet potato. I have also come to love sweet potato fries.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 3 TBL butter
- 2 TBL brown sugar (I use Bob's Red Mill organic)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fill a large saucepan with enough water to cover the sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender.
- Drain, and return to saucepan.
- Add butter and begin to mash the sweet potatoes.
- When the butter is melted, add the half and half and brown sugar and mash until creamy.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
When you are out having a walk after a wonderful and filling dinner, look for some acorns for this DIY Fall Treat that anyone can make. I think it would be a great family activity.
At the end of a long day of hating friends and family, it is time to pamper yourself. Take a few minutes to make this Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. You won’t regret it.
Go on – you deserve it!
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