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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter

Yield 6 adult servings (serving size: 3/4 cup sweet potatoes and about 2 teaspoons pecan butter)
The pecan-butter mixture elevates this simple side dish to holiday worthiness. Microwaving the potatoes makes preparation a cinch and frees up your oven for the main dish.

Ingredients

  • 6 sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutrition Information

  • calories 276
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 8.9 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 3.8 g
  • carbohydrate 46.9 g
  • fiber 4.9 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 303 mg
  • calcium 104 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place potatoes and water in a medium bowl; cover bowl with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 10 minutes or until tender; let cool slightly. Scoop out pulp, discarding skins. Combine sweet potato, milk, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, and salt in a medium bowl; mash with a potato masher to desired consistency.

  2. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons brown sugar, butter, pecans, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle butter mixture evenly over potato mixture.

  3. for your toddler: Serve a spoonful of the potatoes on a plate or in a small bowl with a spoon. Omit the pecan-butter mixture, if desired.

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