You asked for it and here it is. A healthier sweet potato casserole. Actually, this is even easier than sweet potato casserole. I spent a lot of time reading recipes and after reading recipe after recipe, I decided a few things.
- I liked the idea of incorporating something salty or savory into sweet potatoes. I struggle with the sweetness of sweet potatoes. They are just a little too sweet for me, especially when you add brown sugar or (shudder) marshmallows.
- If I was going to add a sweet element, it needed to be natural.
- I am a very lazy person.
Number 3 is very important because number 3 made me simplify things into an almost embarrassing level.
Healthy Sweet Potato Mash
Makes four 1/4 cup servings
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
2 apples, diced into 1 inch- 1 1/2 inch cubes
1 tablespoon of grapeseed or olive oil
1/2 tablespoon of kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, toss apples and sweet potato with oil and salt.
- On a aluminum foil lined pan, spread out sweet potatoes and apples.
- Roast for 15 minutes.
- Transfer sweet potatoes and apples to a medium sized bowl (I say use the same bowl you used to toss them with oil and salt, why dirty another bowl?) and mash with a potato masher.
- Enjoy! You won’t even need to add butter!
Recipe Review: Yum! The salt adds just the right amount of savory to this otherwise sweet dish.
Who needs marshmallow when you have naturally sweet apples?
I know this is late for Thanksgiving but I really hope you try this. I don’t think you will be sorry you did.
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat 36.9
- Total Fat 4.1g
- Saturated Fat 0.25g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 886mg
- Total Carbohydrate 46.1g
- Dietary Fiber 2.5g
- Sugars 14.5g
- Protein 2.4g
So folks, how did I do?