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Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Updated February 23, 2016
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Here’s my recipe for some really good, fluffy whipped sweet potatoes. Easily prepared ahead for reheating at serving time, think of this delicious accompaniment often throughout the fall and winter, not just for Thanksgiving dinner.

Serves6 to 8

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Courseside dish, starch, vegetable

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, peanut free, soy free

Equipmentelectric mixer

Mealdinner

Moodblue

Taste and Texturecreamy, savory, spiced, sweet

Type of Dishvegetable

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 carrots (about 1 pound) peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

Place the sweet potatoes, carrots, and bouillon cubes in a large heavy pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are very tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain, reserving 6 tablespoons of the cooking liquid, and place in a bowl.

Using a mixer, whip the vegetables with the reserved cooking liquid and the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately, or reheat in a double boiler or, covered, in a 350°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Very Good. Followed recipe but halved it since only 2 in this household. Orange juice added a nice tartness to the brown sugar & nutmeg. Found my carrots didn't quite get done in 20 minutes, so will cut the carrot pieces smaller next time. This is my second best sweet potato recipe.

Very simple and delicious. Unlike other sweet potato dishes, you can actually taste and appreciate the sweet potato flavor because it's not loaded with sugar and butter. The orange juice gives a nice acidic punch.

As a side dish. Pumpkin pie would be the dessert. :-) Lots of sweetness typically in Thanksgiving recipes.

Is this served as a desert after the turkey or as a vegetable with the turkey?

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