Zesty Orange Sweet Potato Mash

Thursday, February 21, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

We love sweet potatoes any way... roasted, grilled, 'french-fried', sauteed... you name it and we'll eat it!  Tonight we're making Sweet Potato Mash!  Mashed potatoes can be a little tricky sometimes when you're trying to stay in shape, as they are usually filled with butter, cream and salt galore.  We love the sweetness in nutritious sweet potatoes and honestly prefer them to white now.  We thought what better way to compliment the natural sweetness from the potatoes than with freshly squeezed orange juice.  Yep, that was the solution to our skinny needs... skip the cream and squeeze in a juicy orange!

These are super simple to make as well!  Simply boil your sweet potatoes until they are nice and tender and get to mashin'.  We hand mashed the potatoes with freshly squeezed orange juice, orange zest, one tablespoon of butter, and one tablespoon of freshly grated nutty parmesan cheese.  These were so delicious and would pair well with many of our dinner dishes such as our crabs cakes or our pistachio & cranberry pesto stuffed chicken.

Hope you enjoy this delicious and nutritious side dish!  

Nutrition facts per serving
Serves 4
Calories: 142
Fat: 3.5 grams
Carbs: 26.5 grams
Dietary fiber: 4.4 grams
Protein: 2.9 grams

Zesty Orange Sweet Potato Mash
3 sweet potatoes
2 oranges and zest
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp parmesan cheese

Let's get cooking!
1.  Peel sweet potatoes and chop into small chunks.  Boil potatoes for approx 20 minutes or until nice and tender.  
2.  Drain potatoes and place back into warm pot
3.  Zest one orange and mix into the potatoes.  Squeeze the juice from both oranges into pot and add butter and cheese
4.  Hand mash potatoes until you reach a nice and creamy consistency or use a hand blender if you prefer

Serves 4 healthy portions!  Enjoy :)

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  1. Sounds and looks fantastic!!

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  3. Thanks so much Ash! Of course we will Ceri, happy to be a new follower :)

  4. This looks so good I'm going to have to try this..

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  5. Looks so simple & delicious! I have a sweet potato and orange at home, maybe i'll make myself a little serving of it!
    Thanks for sharing!


  6. I have a delicious sweet potato cupcake recipe! It calls for orange juice, those two must go well together (not much for sweet potatoes unless its a cupcake haha)


  7. Yes, orange & sweet potato is such a delicious combination! Robin & Mikell, hope you enjoy if you end up trying this! Thanks for stopping by ladies :)


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