Mashed Maple Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Maple Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes become even more delicious with the addition of maple-flavored syrup, nutmeg and pecans.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

3
lb red garnet or dark-orange sweet potatoes
2
tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
tablespoons finely chopped pecans, toasted, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Pierce potatoes with fork. Place potatoes in 9-inch square pan. Cover; bake about 1 hour 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  2. Let potatoes stand about 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle; slip off skins and discard.
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat maple syrup and butter to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Add potatoes to saucepan; mash potatoes with syrup mixture, using electric mixer on medium speed, until light and fluffy. Stir in salt and nutmeg. Sprinkle with pecans.
Makes 6 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
To toast pecans, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown.
Do-Ahead
To make ahead of time, cover and refrigerate mashed sweet potatoes up to 24 hours, then reheat in the microwave oven or a slow cooker on Low heat setting until warm.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.