Sweet potatoes are full of Beta-carotene, which is a carotenoid and antioxidant that promotes night vision and overall good eyesight. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with vitamins C and E. Diets that are rich in these vitamins can help prevent or delay the development of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 169 kcal
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 1/4 tsp Kosher salt or sea salt
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Carefully add the sweet potatoes. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
- Drain the sweet potatoes in a colander, shaking to remove all of the water. Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add ¼ cup milk, butter, and salt. Use a potato masher or hand blender and mash potatoes until smooth. Add additional milk, if necessary. Serve warm.
If the basic mashed sweet potato is too boring for you, here are a few other ways you can change them up:
- Serve with brown butter or honey butter
- Top with candied pecans or toasted pecans
- Sweeten with pure maple syrup or brown sugar
- Sprinkle in ground cinnamon and/or nutmeg
- Add in fresh rosemary and roasted garlic
- Stir in Parmesan cheese, Gruyere cheese, white cheddar cheese, or even a little blue cheese
- Spice them up with chipotle peppers
- Add chopped bacon
Recipe source, Discovery Eye Foundation