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Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Happy November! Hopefully we’re all on the same page as to what that means…it’s time to think about (read: obsess over) Thanksgiving food! If the prospect of a holiday that centers around eating a gigantic delicious meal until you collapse into a food coma (along with gratitude, family and football, of course) is stressing you out or has you considering throwing in the proverbial healthy towel, have no fear. There are plenty of delicious lighter dishes that will fit perfectly into your Thanksgiving meal!

I’ve always loved sweet potatoes. At our Thanksgiving my mom always bakes them and I mash a little light butter into mine with my fork and I’m a happy camper. I know a lot of people add brown sugar or marshmallows and serve them as a sweet dish, but I’ve always preferred savory mix-ins. The naturally sweet flavor of the potatoes combines really well with tangy goat cheese, salty butter and earthy sage. The result is a creamy, rich, decadent side dish that you can serve with pride. Sweetening the pot is the news that sweet potatoes are low on the glycemic index, full of fiber and provide essential nutrients like vitamins A and C. Your Thanksgiving meal really can taste great and do your body good at the same time.


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Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 12 (1/2 cup) servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup fat free half and half
  • 3 T light butter
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • ½ t rubbed sage
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a large pot and add water to pot until potatoes are covered. Cover and bring to a boil. Sprinkle in a little salt and then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain out the water and return the potatoes to the pot or transfer them to a large bowl.
  2. Combine the half and half and butter in a cup or bowl and microwave them together on high for one minute. Mash the mixture into the sweet potatoes until thoroughly combined and mashed. Add the goat cheese, sage, salt and pepper and stir in until well combined.
  3. I usually add an extra step here and smooth the mashed potatoes out with an immersion blender or a hand mixer because I like my mashed potatoes really smooth, but it’s definitely not necessary.

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
3 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
129 calories, 24 g carbs, 3 g fat, 3 g protein, 4 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

 

   

9 Responses to “Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes”

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    Christi — November 8, 2012 @ 1:36 am

    OMG, This is awesome. My 2 favorite things togethor. Thank You, can’t wait to try it.

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — November 8, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    Looks amazing!!!

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    Glamour Momma — November 9, 2012 @ 3:11 am

    This sounds like a great, healthy and tasty addition to my Thanksgiving dinner… I think I’ll try it! Thanks!!

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    Unknown — February 4, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    Does this freeze well?

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    Unknown — February 4, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

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    Katrina — March 7, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    For us Canadians, is this actual Sweet Potato or is it Yams? I can only find white sweet potato here. Thanks

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    Anonymous — April 6, 2013 @ 1:07 am

    This may be a stupid thing to ask, but what does ‘half and half’ mean?

    • Anonymous replied: — May 8th, 2013 @ 3:30 am

      its creamer honey xD

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