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Thread: Need mashed sweet pototoes recipe

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    I went to a catered luncheon at work and they had the best mashed sweet potatos! It almost tasted like pumpkin pie.
    I could smell cinnamon but that's all I could figure out.
    I've never eaten sweet potatoes before, if you can believe that. My parents, in-laws etc are strictly white potato folks. So I was really surprised how good they were.
    I want to make them for the holidays.
    I've googled and found several recipes but some require eggs, but some don't, alot say add marshmallows although I didn't see any in the meal I had.
    I'm not sure which recipe would be what I'm looking for.

    Do any of you have a favorite mashed sweet potato recipe that tastes almost like pumpkin pie?
    Thanks-

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    I usually bake my sweet potatoes. However, Betty Crocker makes a good boxed instant mashed sweet potatoes. I'm not usually a boxed potato user, but the sweet potato one is very good & easy to make. And, sweet potatoes are very good for you.

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    I have a few I'll look them up and get back to you

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    Sweet potatoes are something you either like or hate.
    If you make lots - they're never eaten.
    Make a few and they're gone in the first sitting.

    Here's how I made 2 sweet potatoes for a LAZY DAY of cooking - BUSY day of doing everything else.

    2 washed sweet potatoes into a pot of water (make sure they're covered completely with water)

    Bring water to a BOIL (not necessary to let them boil over - but mine did because I forgot about them - luckily hubby discovered them when he returned home - I was in the basement!).

    Let them simmer for 15-20 minutes.

    Shut the gas off. (I did this because I knew I'd forget about them again :()

    After a while (or in my case when I remembered they were still in the hot water) stick a fork into them. They're done when there's just a bit of resistance putting the fork in.

    Take them out of the hot water and let them cool.
    When ready to make for dinner, peel and cut into uniform pieces. Place in a casserole dish, sprinkle on brown sugar and dabs of butter on top. (You could add other seasonings like cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice if you like).

    Bake in a moderate oven (350=375) until bubbly (20-30min?). Then I stirred the potatoes and put them back in for another 5-10 minutes to carmelize the butter/sugar mix.

    EASY! YUMMY! and REALLY VERY GOOD FOR YOU if you don't overdo the butter!

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    This is the BEST part of thanksgiving. One of our favorites.

    Sweet Potato Souffle

    1 lg can sweet potatoes (30 oz)
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 c butter
    1 tsp cinamon
    1 cup sugar
    3 eggs
    1/2 cup evaporated milk

    Drain sweetpotatoes. Beat well. Add remainder of ingredients. Beat until fluffy. Pout into a buttered cassarole dish. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. (now for the yummy part)
    Combine: 1 cup brown sugar
    1/3 cup flour
    1/3 cup melted butter
    1 cup chopped nuts
    Blend with fork. Sprinkle on top of sweet potatoes. Bake 10 more minutes.

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    My very simple way!! Cook Sweet potatoes in microwave, ( two big ones take about 7 minutes) until a fork goes in and out easily. Peel taters while still hot( use something to protect your hands from heat). Put taters in a bowl, dump in a big glob of brown sugar and at least half a stick of butter, and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Beat with mixer or masher. Place in casserole dish and serve. Can add marshmellow on top if you like, bake until they are browned on top. The sugar and cinnamon really are to your own taste. Add what you like. My guys like a lot of brown sugar, and a good taste of cinnamon, so I just taste until I have what I want. I usually have at least 4 big sweet potaotes. Good leftover too, ust reheat.

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    I make glazed sweet potatoes. Slice canned potatoes into melted butter/margarine in fry pan, add brown sugar, heat and stir till potatoes are warm/hot. Of course I don't have any amounts and just 'dump'. Start with a couple tablespoons of margarine/butter (I use 'can't believe it's not butter'), add 1/2 cup brown sugar--you want it like a thick syrup, not runny then add your potatoes.

    Also, our Thanksgiving sweet potatoes had marshmallows--you mixed everything together then put the marshmallows on top. And yes they are yummy this way too!

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    We make them the same way we make regular mashed potatoes. Boil the potatoes, mash with some milk or other liquid (we use non-dairy rice milk), (non-dairy) butter and cinnamon if you want it. We usually use an electric mixer to make the potatoes smooth and creamy, with no chunks.

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    I've made them different ways, but SaraSewing's recipe is like mine, and they "are" the BEST. Its like eating desert! If that isn't what you're looking for, at least try it sometime....sooooo yummmmy!
    Claudia

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    If you really enjoyed the ones at your luncheon, I would call the co that catered, explain your situation and ask how they made them. I bet they would tell you what is in them. It is worth a try..

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    My very simple way!! Cook Sweet potatoes in microwave, ( two big ones take about 7 minutes) until a fork goes in and out easily. Peel taters while still hot( use something to protect your hands from heat). Put taters in a bowl, dump in a big glob of brown sugar and at least half a stick of butter, and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Beat with mixer or masher. Place in casserole dish and serve. Can add marshmellow on top if you like, bake until they are browned on top. The sugar and cinnamon really are to your own taste. Add what you like. My guys like a lot of brown sugar, and a good taste of cinnamon, so I just taste until I have what I want. I usually have at least 4 big sweet potaotes. Good leftover too, ust reheat.
    HEY -- that's MY recipe!!! LOVE the microwaves! My dad's from the south and taught us to love sweet potatoes...this is the way we cook them, too!

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    This is my all time favorite sweet potato recipe. I don't like the sickly sweet marshmallow kind. These are creamy and you can taste and smell the spices. I think this might be like the ones you had.

    Sweet potatoes peeled and diced
    heavy whipping cream
    cinnamon
    nutmeg

    Put sweet potatoes in a pot and add heavy whipping cream until the sweet potatoes are 3/4 of the way covered. Cook on a medium boil. And stir to make sure cream doesn't scorch. Boil until the sweet potatoes are soft.(like when mashing regular potatoes). Do NOT drain cream. Use an electric mixer to mash the sweet potatoes with the heavy cream that they boiled in. Add spices. I like to add cinnamon and nutmeg always. Some times I also add a bit of allspice? or pumpkin pie spice would work. I believe the original recipe calls for ginger but I don't like ginger so i have never added it.

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    Dee, Guess you don't measure either??LOL

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    Wow thanks everyone.
    I'm going to try them all. I guess by the time Thanksgiving and Xmas are over I'll be good and sick of them. And probably a few pounds heavier!
    Thanks again.

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    Boy, you all have some great recipes. Often, I just 'bake' them in the microwave like a regular baked potato and then put butter on it, like a plain potato. Of course, I live alone, so I don't go to a lot of trouble when fixing food. Also, allergies tend to limit what I 'just throw in.' But I'll have to experiment a little. Thanks for the great ideas.

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    for something a little different, I season with chile powder and lime juice. Yum!

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    i'm with you - just cook in microwave, peel, mash like you would white potatoes, add cinnamon, margerine, maybe a little milk, eat

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    Sweet Potato Casserole
    FILLING
    3 cups sweet potatoes (2lb. can)
    2 eggs
    1 Tablespoon vanilla 1/4 cup melted margarine
    Beat well with mixer in large bowl until well combined. Pour into a greased 13"x9" baking dish.
    TOPPING
    1 cup chopped pecans
    1/4 cup melted margarine
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup flour
    Mix in bowl until well combined. Sprinkle on top of sweet potatoes. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

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    1. Baked or BBQ Sweet Potatoes are a great treat! Wash, pierce with a fork, spray with cooking spray (Pam) or lightly oil, wrap in foil and bake.

    2. Microwave and serve just as they come out of their jacket.

    3. Peel sweet potatoes, boil till fork tender. Mash lightly. Peel an apple or two, chop or slice. Mix in with the potato, add a dash of cinnamon, add a generous drizzle of maple syrup. Cover & bake 350 F for 45 min.

    So many ways to enjoy :)

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    I can't find my recipe right now but maybe you should look up sweet potatoe pie-mmmmmmm!

    My sweet potatoe recipe includes sliced apples.

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    I love restaurants that offer baked white or baked sweet potato (Like Texas Roadhouse Grill). It's great. I also love sweet potato fries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Boy, you all have some great recipes. Often, I just 'bake' them in the microwave like a regular baked potato and then put butter on it, like a plain potato. Of course, I live alone, so I don't go to a lot of trouble when fixing food. Also, allergies tend to limit what I 'just throw in.' But I'll have to experiment a little. Thanks for the great ideas.
    I just 'bake' them in the microwave like a regular baked potato Thats how I like mine. butter salt and pepper. don't care for all the sweet

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    We eat them several ways, but I really like them roasted:

    Wash potatoes, leave the skin on, cut into bite sized chunks, place on foil lined baking pan, drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper. Bake @ 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until fork goes in easily.

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    Let me start off by saying I hated sweet potatoes before trying this recipe.
    It is two parts - the first part I use for whenever I just want sweet potatoes and the second is my Thanksgiving and Christmas favorite.
    Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    4 Tbs unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
    2 Tbs heavy cream
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp sugar
    2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 large or 3 medium) peeled, quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4" thick slices.
    Pinch of black pepper

    Combine butter, cream, salt, sugar and sweet potatoes in a 3-4 qt saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until the potatoes fall apart when poked with a fork (about 35 to 45 minutes).

    Off the heat, mash the sweet potatoes in the saucepan with a potato masher. Stir in pepper and serve immediately.

    Thanksgiving Day Sweet Potato Casserole
    3-4 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed (from recipe above)
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 cup milk
    3 eggs beaten
    1 tsp vanilla

    Topping:
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup flour
    1/2 cup butter
    1 cup pecans

    Mix together sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla. Pour into a 9x9 inch baking dish.
    Combine the brown sugar, flour, butter and pecans. Top sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serves 10.
    Barb12makeitsew

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    The way we have always done sweet potatoes in my family was to wash and peel them,(about 5 or 6), cut into chunks(my husband does this with an electric knife) then boil till tender. Then drain and put in cast iron dutch oven skillet. Then add 1 stick of margarine, about 1/2 cup of white karo syrup, & brown sugar using the "add and taste" method. It all depends on how sweet you want them to be. If you want the pumpkin pie taste then I would add pumpkin pie spice, using small amount at a time and taste before adding more. We always used an old fashioned potato masher to mix and mash everything together. Have you heat between low and medium so they don't scorch and just let them simmer stirring often to make sure they are not sticking and adjusting heat down if need be. They are always a family favorite during the holidays. Very yummy!! There are never any leftovers.

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