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Thursday
Nov292012

Mashed Sweet Potato Bake

Mashed Sweet Potato Bake

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I love sweet potatoes...so much flavor and they're healthy! I also think they are sweet enough on their own so I go in the savory direction and love it everytime. 

Baked and mashed sweet potatoes are a regular side rotation in our house, and I decided to mix up the mashed version for Thanksgiving. And by mix up, I mean add breadcrumbs and cheese on top, and bake them. I love cheese.

Sweet potatoes are still healthy when you add cream and cheese, right?

One more note, I don't peel my potatoes when I make mashed potatoes, judge me and call me lazy. But they taste just as good with the peel and it saves me time. Feel free to peel if that's your thing, but I recommend just skipping that step....it will be our secret.

Ingredients
5 to 6 sweet potatoes, cut into 1" cubes
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup half and half
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded 

Directions

Boil sweet potatoes in water for about 15 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain sweet potatoes and return to pan.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Add butter, cream cheese, half and half, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder to potatoes and mash until desired consistency. Add more milk or cream cheese if you would like a creamier consistency and taste to see if any additional seasoning is needed.

Place sweet potatoes in baking dish, top with bread crumbs and cheddar cheese.

Bake until cheese melts and becomes bubbly, about 12 to 18 minutes.  

Reader Comments (2)

Wow, this looks amazing...swoon!

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCathy @ Noble Pig

Thank you!

December 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterCarrie

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