Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter

recipe
Use your microwave to make this easy side dish for roast chicken, turkey, or pork; you can prepare it while the roast is standing.

Yield:

2 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup potatoes and 1 tablespoon pecan mixture)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 299
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 9 g
Satfat 4.1 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 3.9 g
Carbohydrate 52 g
Fiber 5.4 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 237 mg
Calcium 78 mg

Ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound)
3 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 tablespoon chopped pecans, toasted
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation

Pierce potatoes with a fork; arrange on paper towels in microwave oven. Microwave potatoes at HIGH for 10 minutes, rearranging the potatoes after 5 minutes. Wrap potatoes in a towel; let stand for 5 minutes. Scoop out pulp; discard skins. Combine pulp, milk, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and salt in a medium bowl; mash.

Combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, softened butter, pecans, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Top each serving with pecan mixture.

Note:

Karen Levin,

Cooking Light

April 2001
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