Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Moroccan Spices

We mashed sweet potatoes with fat-free Greek yogurt, butter, brown sugar and Moroccan spices for a vegetarian side dish that you'll want to make room for on the Thanksgiving table.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 12

6
medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 lb)
1 1/2
cups Greek Fat Free plain yogurt (from 3 containers, 6 oz each)
1/2
cup unsalted butter, softened
4
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon sea salt
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

  • 1 Place sweet potatoes in 4-quart saucepan. Add water to cover. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; boil gently (simmer) about 12 minutes or until tender.
  • 2 Drain; return potatoes to pan. Add 1 cup of the Greek yogurt, the butter, 3 tablespoons of the brown sugar, the salt and remaining spices. Mash with potato masher until smooth.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar until smooth.
  • 4 Serve potatoes warm, topped with sweetened yogurt and chives.

Expert Tips

"Sweet potatoes are always on our family table at Thanksgiving, and we like to add savory spices to balance the natural sweetness. This version with a Moroccan-style spice mix has lots of warm flavor. For a different taste, try an Indian-style spice mix with ginger, coriander and cumin." - Andrea Meyers

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
370%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.