Mashed White Sweet Potatoes

White sweet potatoes are a wonderfully flavorful alternative to yams – you can pretty much prepare them as you would their orange cousins. We find them to be a little less sweet and with a little more white potato-like texture, and the change is a nice way to mix things up.

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1 large white sweet potato                       $1.00

8 chestnuts                                                     $0.25

2 tablespoons butter                                  $0.20

2 tablespoons milk                                      $0.02

salt and pepper, to taste                            $free(ish)

a sprinkle of cinnamon                                $free(ish)

Total cost                                                          $1.47

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lay the chestnuts on a small baking pan and bake for 4-5 minutes. When cooled, shell the chestnuts and cut into small pieces.

Peel the sweet potato and cut into 1 inch cubes. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil and add the potato. Cook until a fork is easily inserted into the largest piece, about 8-10 minutes.

Remove from heat, drain off the water, and add the milk, butter, chestnuts, salt and pepper. Mash with a fork or a potato masher. If you prefer more liquid, by all means, feel free to slowly add milk or butter.

Give a healthy portion to each plate and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon and ENJOY!

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Want another idea for these delicious white sweet potatoes? They’re also really good made as sweet potato spears. Follow this recipe exactly, just replace the yam with a white sweet potato.

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