Friday, September 2, 2011

Roasted and Mashed Honey Yams

This crazy little recipe is so healthy and easy you may never boil your yams or sweet potatoes again.

Roasted and Mashed Honey Yams
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This dish is more dessert-like than savory, almost tempting me to top my portion with whipped cream.


2 1/2 pounds yams or sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup water
Cooking Spray

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Peel yams with a potato peeler and trim any tough woody edges off. Dice the potatoes into about 1-inch size pieces. Place them in baking dish. Drizzle with honey, salt and water. Cover dish with foil.

3. Baked at 350 for 50 minutes, or until fork tender. Carefully remove foil and mash yams in the dish. Move to a serving bowl.

4. Top with a little vegan butter or butter if desired, but I like to leave mine plain.

Serves 6.

Nutritional info without butter:
• Servings Per Recipe: 6
• Amount Per Serving
• Calories: 179.0
• Total Fat: 0.2 g
• Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
• Sodium: 399.1 mg
• Total Carbs: 43.3 g
• Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
• Protein: 2.0 g

Recipe and photograph by Laura Flowers.




8 comments:

ButterYum said...

Looks really yummy - one of my favorite veggies. I'll refrain from the yam vs. sweet potato controversy.... for now. ;)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Like me, you live in the north Patricia so you guys are technically correct. These are sweet potatoes.

The south has such a connection to these thing through I couldn't make myself call them by their proper name.

Laura

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

Mmm I love the way this sounds. Sweet potatoes are my favorite!

Joanne said...

I am totally down with eating dessert for dinner in sweet potato form!

Lauren said...

This sounds delish!

Foodin New England said...

Yams... sweet potatoes, same thing :) You used the white? I still haven't tried them. I, also, would be tempted to add even a small drizzle of heavy cream. Tis the season!

Joy said...

Great recipe.

Morgan said...

Yum! This sounds so delicious! =)

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