Spiced Sweet Potatoes is an easy recipe for mashed potatoes that’s decadent and creamy with a hint of spice. Our sweet and spicy sweet potatoes are the perfect compliment to any meal and fancy enough for the holidays and entertaining!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Don’t underestimate the power of a side dish, especially when that side dish is a bowl of spiced mashed sweet potatoes!
Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients such as beta-carotene, fiber, minerals and vitamin B6. Add in turmeric, an amazing source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, and coconut milk which lowers cholesterol, and you have a powerhouse of nutrition in one dish! Be sure to add the pepper to help activate the turmeric.
Many recipes boil the sweet potatoes first and then mash them, but I prefer to bake them in the oven first instead. Baked sweet potatoes develop a deep rich caramelized flavor from the oven roasting.
After baking the potatoes, then you peel and mash them creating a more flavorful final result. Our sweet and spicy sweet potatoes are decadent and creamy with a hint of spice. Perfect with any meal!
Are sweet potatoes good for you?
Yes, sweet potatoes are nutritious and good for you! One medium sweet potato provides the following:
- 400% of your daily needs for vitamin A
- large amounts of fiber and potassium
- Vitamins C, B-6 and E
- Is high in antioxidants
- May reduce the risk of developing cancer
- May delay aging
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Preheat oven to 425F.
Pierce potatoes several times with a fork.
Arrange sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast 1 hour or until tender. Let cool 15 minutes, then remove skins and discard.
Mash potatoes and stir in coconut milk, chili powder, turmeric, kosher salt and pepper.
Top with sliced scallions.
Makes 4 cups/ 8 servings.