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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Moroccan Spices

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Moroccan Spices
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 12
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.
Updated September 17, 2013

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • "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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
16g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
370%
370%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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