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Sweet Potatoes with Orange-Thyme Butter

Prep time 3 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sweet potato and 2 1/4 teaspoons butter)
Ready in under 15 minutes, this satisfying sweet potatoes recipe will hit the spot! The orange and thyme add plenty of flavor to this easy weeknight side dish. 

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 145
  • caloriesfromfat 36 %
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 1.5 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 2.2 g
  • carbohydrate 21.8 g
  • fiber 3.6 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 150 mg
  • calcium 44 mg

How to Make It

  1. Scrub potatoes and place in a medium bowl (do not pierce potatoes with a fork). Cover bowl with plastic wrap (do not allow plastic wrap to touch food); vent. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or until done.

  2. While potatoes cook, combine butter and remaining 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

  3. Cut each potato lengthwise; fluff with a fork. Top each potato evenly with butter mixture.

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