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Healthy Recipe: Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

admin - October 28, 2014

Health sweet potato casserole.

Sweet potatoes are in season during the fall, and they make a perfect side dish that’s not only delicious, but packed full of nutrition. Whether you are in charge of bringing them to your family’s Thanksgiving dinner, or you just want to try out a new recipe, this one is sure to please!

Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of fat-free milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted

This recipe is simple, and if the photo doesn’t persuade you to try this recipe for yourself here are 8 reasons you should include more sweet potatoes in your diet.

They are high in vitamin B6. This vitamin helps reduce  in our bodies, which is a chemical linked with degenerative diseases, including heart attacks.

They are a good source of vitamin C. We all know that this is important to keep the common cold and flu at bay, but vitamin C also is important in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation.

They also contain vitamin D. This vitamin is crucial for immune system and overall health. It plays an important role in energy level, mood, and helps to build healthy bones, teeth, nerves, skin, and heart.

They contain iron. Iron is crucial in order to maintain adequate energy levels in addition to assisting white blood cell production, resistance to stress, proper immune system functioning, and metabolizing protein.

They are a source of magnesium. Known as the relaxation and anti-stress mineral, magnesium is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle and nerve function.

For nutritional information and to access the full recipe, click here.


23 Comments so far
  1. Margaret Maloney - October 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Love the idea of the Butter Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes, but don’t you think it would be nice to include directions once you have the ingredients?

  2. Emma - November 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    try clicking on the name above the ingredients…..will take you to the reicpe

  3. Carol kulp - November 3, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Looks good send how to make please Thank You

  4. Lisa Taggart - November 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Margaret, just click on the title and the entire recipe
    will appear (with directions) Then you can print out on
    one page. Good luck!

  5. beverley clayton - November 3, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I already know that I have diabetes so don’t need to be screened for it. I am always on the lookout for good recipes for me but I really would like the directions with the list of ingredients

  6. Bonnie - November 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Click the link above the ingredient list.
    There are complete instructions, including alternative versions.

  7. Bill Conrad - November 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Would love to try the Butter Pecan Mashed Sweet Potato recipe, but where are the directions?

  8. Joan We zel - November 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    It would also be nice to have serving size. Looks good.

  9. Pam Carter - November 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    If you click on the title of the recipe it will take you to the original “recipe” site to see all the instructions.

  10. Cheryl G. - November 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I think I’m correct in assuming that the sweet potatoes are already baked till done,,then mashed with the rest of the ingredients added,,then reheat or keep warm. Sounds like a delicious recipe that is low in fats and sugar.

  11. Audrey Theobald - November 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Yes, may we have the recipe?

  12. Thomas J. Carroll - November 3, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    We just bought 2 lbs of sweet potatoes. My wife is a great
    cook. The cooking directions will help
    Thank you , Tom Carroll

  13. Susan - November 3, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Click on the title of the recipe in blue print.

  14. maria Thomas - November 3, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Margaret…click on the blue writing…Butter Pecan mashed sweet potatoes….it will take you right to the recipe at Cooking

  15. Erma Buckley - November 3, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Margaret – there is a click here for full recipe button at the bottom of the list and this takes you to a sight that prints out ingredients and instructions.

  16. wayne - November 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    The last line of the article states “For nutritional information and to access the full recipe, click here.”

  17. Dennis Rex - November 3, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    For directions, click on the blue highlighted name just above the ingredients. And, yes, it’s not obvious.

  18. Marilyn Morrison - November 3, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    So……now we have the ingredients. How about the directions to make this yummy dish??

  19. Barbara Bagley - November 4, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Agree that it would be good to have directions included. . .also nutritional information to determine if it’s a recipe that suits my eating plan.

  20. admin - November 4, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Hi Barbara – You can access the nutrition information and directions by clicking on the recipe name, or at the bottom of the post there is a link to the full recipe.

  21. Myrna - November 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I finally found the full directions.
    they are in blue
    Just above the ingredients.

    It is kind of hard to see but only by going to the Butternut Squash Soup Recipe and finding the full directions there was i able to find the full directions to this Sweet Potato one.

  22. Mark - November 6, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Just a reminder! Watch your size of helping.. All though low in carbs, carbs convert to sugar.. It’s easy to eat to a good size helping and not realize it until you check your sugars.. All about portion control :))

  23. M. Hamblin - January 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks so much for all the good information.

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