As I mentioned yesterday, the cold weather around here is making it pretty impossible to want to do anything other than eat a big bowl of soup. Or stew. Or pasta. Or potatoes. Basically, any resolutions about healthy eating will have wait until after this windchill streak of 35 DEGREES BELOW ZERO is over. Or so I thought.
What screams “comfort” more than a huge bowl of mashed potatoes? Russets, redskins, sweet potatoes – I love all varieties of mashed goodness. While the sweet potatoes themselves are certainly a healthy eating superfood, it’s what you mash them with that can sometimes be the undoing of any diet plan. That’s why for these mashed sweet potatoes, instead of butter, I reached for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™. This new spread has a creamy, buttery taste and is made with simple ingredients I recognize like non-fat yogurt and vegetable oil.
Deliciously Simple™ is perfect for cooking, and is also a great spread to have on hand to top your favorite breakfast breads. Because let’s face it, sometimes you just want to be able to slather an English muffin with something soft and spreadable, no effort required.
Deliciously Simple™ mashed into these warm potatoes beautifully and it had a creamy, rich flavor. With the addition of smoky and spicy chipotle peppers and a touch of maple syrup that echoed the sweetness of the potatoes, I basically want to just dive head-first in a giant bowl of this stuff and hang out in there until the temperature around here returns to normal (say, just 10 degrees below zero windchill?).
Try to stay warm, friends. And be sure to check out I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Deliciously Simple™. 100% Taste. 0% Artificial Preservatives. For all of your indulgent-tasting-yet-healthful comfort food needs.
Chipotle-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
- 2 chipotles in adobo, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Place sweet potatoes in large saucepot and cover with water by 2 inches. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain potatoes.
- Transfer potatoes to large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mash together until smooth.
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