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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter

Yield 2 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup potatoes and 1 tablespoon pecan mixture)
Use your microwave to make this easy side dish for roast chicken, turkey, or pork; you can prepare it while the roast is standing.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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