citrus mashed sweet potatoes

Citrus Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

The Holidays are quickly approaching and most of us will be eating way too much.  Holiday dinners and parties can really pack on the pounds.  How do you survive the Holidays if you are watching your calories or don’t want to eat a lot of sugar?

You don’t have to give up your traditional menu items, simply make them better.  One way you can spruce up your sweet potatoes (and cut the sugar) is to simply mash them and add a little bit of honey and orange zest.    

You will will have a fresh, healthy side dish, without the brown sugar and marshmallows.  Spruce them up even more by adding cinnamon or some toasted pecans.  

Citrus Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
59 calories
14 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
69 g
24 g
7 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
69g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 24mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
124%
Vitamin C
21%
Calcium
2%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  2. 1 large orange
  3. 1 to 2 tbls honey, sweeten to taste
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon, optional
Instructions
  1. Boil sweet potatoes on stove top on high heat for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain water. Return to pan. Add the zest of one orange, orange juice, honey and cinnamon if you want. Mash until fluffly like mashed potatoes. Place in serving bowl and garnish with pecans if desired.
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calories
59
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
14g
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