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Sweet Potato Mash (11.20.14)

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Nov 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-20 13:54:45-05
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)

Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and fill with cold water to cover the potatoes. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and then simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

Drain the sweet potatoes in a colander, shaking the colander to help remove excess water. Pour the potatoes into a large bowl.

Add the brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and Greek yogurt to the sweet potatoes. Mash to your desired texture. Garnish with pecans and parsley. Serve warm.

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