Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter

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

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 299
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 4.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 52g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 237mg
  • Calcium: 78mg

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

  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.
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