Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Orange Juiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I'm a huge fan of sweet potatoes, and, when I decided to use fall flavors for my Labor Day meal, they had to become part of the menu. The honey helps bring out the inherent sweetness from the potatoes. Cinnamon adds a very pleasant mild spice. The orange juice adds an unexpected citrus undertone that brings another level of flavor to the way I normally make mashed sweet potatoes.

Orange twirl garnish courtesy of mom
Orange Juiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Servings: 4
Time: ~10 min. (not including potato baking time)

3 large baked sweet potatoes (or yams)
6 oz. honey-vanilla Greek yogurt
1-2 tbls. honey (make it as sweet as you'd like)
1 tbl. cinnamon
1/2 c. milk
1 tbls. butter
Juice and zest of half an orange
Salt to taste

1. Allow the baked sweet potatoes to cool. Once cooled, remove the skin.

2. Place all peeled potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients and mash to your desired smoothness.

3. Put mashed sweet potatoes in a casserole dish and heat through via method of your choice (oven or microwave).

1. You may alter the consistency by changing the amount of milk used. More milk with thin the potatoes out, while less milk keeps them thicker.


  1. I am making this tonight :) sounds so good already

  2. Around our house, we make sweet potatoes constantly, and always with milk, a little butter, and some cinnamon, but never orange. This sounds fantastic. Recipe bookmarked!