This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.
With just a dash of cinnamon & sweetness, these creamy whipped sweet potatoes are a lighter take on the traditional favorite.
I know what you’re thinking right about now, “These don’t look like sweet potatoes.” And, to be honest, I would have to agree with you. However, even though they may not look like the sweet potatoes you’re used to, I can assure you they taste just as delicious.
Growing up, my mom made the traditional sliced yams layered with tons of thick, sweet syrup and toasted marshmallows that my sisters and I came to know as sweet potatoes. In fact, she still makes them every year for my dad. For many years I made them for my family, too.
This year, however, I decided to make a lighter, but just as tasty version. I used less sugar, eliminated the marshmallows, and switched out the yams for white sweet potatoes. The verdict? Unanimous deliciousness.
As easy recipes go, this is it. No oven, no exotic ingredients, no difficult steps, perfect for assigning to one of the kids, making them feel confident in their cooking skills, and less hassle for you. My 20-something year-old daughter started making regular mashed potatoes for us several years ago, and, I’ll admit, they weren’t as good as they could have/should have been, but she kept making them, getting better at it every time. She’s a pro at it now.
Sweet potatoes are a favorite tradition of mine, and I love that they are so versatile and can be switched up so easily.
What’s your favorite holiday dish?