This delicious, yet simple Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe is the perfect low calorie side for many fall dinner recipes. Sweet and savory, each half cup serving is just 2 Points and packed with fiber and vitamins. The trick is to bulk it up with a bit of butternut squash. You can’t taste the difference, the texture is about the same, but it helps to cut out some carbs and calories, thus keeping the Weight Watchers Points low. A bit of nutmeg helps give these mashed sweet potatoes a bit of seasonal flair, and the sour cream and half and half help keep them moist and creamy without the extra fat of lots of milk and butter that are used in traditional mashed potatoes recipes. This is an excellent healthy fall recipe to serve this season! Enjoy.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Creamy, sweet, and savory, these low calorie mashed sweet potatoes are a must make this fall. They are so easy to prepare and are just 2 Points per serving.
- 3 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup cubed butternut squash
- 1 tbsp light butter (like Brummel & Brown)
- 1/4 cup fat free sour cream
- 1/4 cup fat free half and half
- 1 tsp salt, or more to taste
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- Bring a pot of water to a boil.
- Add in potatoes and set heat to medium high. After 15 minutes, add in squash. Let simmer until squash and potatoes are tender, about another 10-15 minutes.
- Drain potatoes and squash and empty into a large bowl. Add in butter and half and half.
- Stir in sour cream, nutmeg, and salt and mix well, using a rubber spatula.
- Serve immediately.
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)
Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 1/2 cup
Each serving = 2 Points
PER SERVING: 97 calories; 1g fat; 21g carbohydrates; 2g protein; 3g fiber